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Bayreuth in Stadtkreis Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Max Stirner

 
 
Max Stirner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 30, 2017
1. Max Stirner Marker
Inscription.
Dies
ist das Geburtshaus
Max Stirner's
✶25. October 1806

[English translation:]
This is the birthplace of Max Stirner, born October 25, 1806.
 
Location. 49° 56.65′ N, 11° 34.502′ E. Marker is in Bayreuth, Bavaria, in Stadtkreis Bayreuth. Marker is at the intersection of Brautgasse and Maximilianstrasse, on the left when traveling south on Brautgasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Maximilianstrasse, Bayreuth, Bavaria 95444, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ein grösserer Meister: Joseph Haydn / A Greater Master: Joseph Haydn (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Jakob Herz (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Max Stirner (Wikipedia). "Johann Kaspar Schmidt (October 25, 1806 – June 26, 1856), better known as Max Stirner, was a German philosopher. He is often seen as one of the forerunners of nihilism, existentialism, psychoanalytic theory, postmodernism, and individualist anarchism. Stirner's main work is The Ego and Its Own, also known as The Ego and His Own (Der Einzige und sein Eigentum in German, which translates

Max Stirner Marker - Wide View, Looking South on Brautgasse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 30, 2017
2. Max Stirner Marker - Wide View, Looking South on Brautgasse
literally as The Individual and His Property). This work was first published in 1845 in Leipzig, and has since appeared in numerous editions and translations. (Submitted on December 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Max Stirner (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). "... both the form and content of Stirner's work are disconcerting. He challenges expectations about how political and philosophical argument should be conducted, and seeks to shake the reader's confidence in the moral and political superiority of contemporary civilisation (over its historical predecessors). In particular, he provides a sweeping attack on the modern world as increasingly dominated by religious modes of thought and oppressive social institutions, together with a much briefer sketch of a radical ‘egoistic’ alternative in which individual autonomy might flourish. The historical impact of The Ego and Its Own is not easy to assess. However, Stirner's book can certainly be said to have had an immediate and destructive impact on contemporary left-Hegelianism, to have played a significant role in the intellectual development of Karl Marx (1818–1883), and to have been a major influence on the tradition of individualist anarchism." (Submitted on December 14, 2017.) 
 
Additional keywords.
<i>Rathaus mit Brautgasse, links Geburtshaus Max Stirner</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Kunstverlaganstalt Bruno Hansmann, Kassel, circa 1920
3. Rathaus mit Brautgasse, links Geburtshaus Max Stirner
The card caption, translated, is "City Hall with Bride Alley, (on the) left the birthplace of Max Stirner". The current marker is not visible here, likely post-dating the card by a few decades. However, the house does appear to have a historical marker on the left, just below the two upper windows. In addition, Stirner's house had apparently been turned into a pub with the name of "Stirner's House Pub".
Philosophy nihilism
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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