Spectres of Stirner: A contemporary critique of ideology

  title={Spectres of Stirner: A contemporary critique of ideology},
  author={Saul Newman},
  journal={Journal of Political Ideologies},
  pages={309 - 330}
  • S. Newman
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Political Ideologies
This paper examines Max Stirner's significance for contemporary theories of ideology. Stirner was one of the first to develop a radical political critique of ideology. In a time when the 'end of ideology' thesis has gained ground, both through post-structuralist and normative theories, Stirner's critique allows us to breathe new life into the concept of ideology. I will examine Stirner's logic of spectrality as a crucial counterpart to Marx's critique of ideology, arguing that this is critical… 

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