Politics of the ego: Stirner's critique of liberalism

  title={Politics of the ego: Stirner's critique of liberalism},
  author={Saul Newman},
  journal={Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy},
  pages={1 - 26}
  • S. Newman
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Philosophy
  • Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
The aim of this essay is to Max Stirner's critique of liberalism and to show the ways in which his rejection of essential identities and universal rational structures allows us to reflect upon the limits and epistemological conditions of liberal political theory. Through his rejection of Feuerbachian humanism, Stirner unmasked the obscurantism and domination behind modern secular political systems like liberalism, which was still trapped in idealist abstractions and universal assumptions… 
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