Marx & Engels: Chapter Three of German Ideology

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Marx & Engels — German Ideology

German Ideology

Chapter 3: Saint Max


1. The Unique and His Property

The Old Testament: Man

1. The Book of Genesis, i. e., A Man's Life
2. The Economy of the Old Testament
3. The Ancients
4. The Moderns

A. The Spirit (Pure History of Spirits)
B. The Possessed (Impure History of Spirits)

a) The Apparition
b) Whimsy

C. The Impurely Impure History of Spirits

a) Negroes and Mongols
b) Catholicism and Protestantism

D. Hierarchy

5. "Stirner" Delighted in His Construction
6. The Free Ones

A. Political Liberalism
B. Communism
C. Humane Liberalism

The New Testament: "Ego"

1. The Economy of the New Testament
2. The Phenomenology of the Egoist in Agreement with Himself
3. The Revelation of John the Divine
4. Peculiarity
5. The Owner:

A. My Power

I. Right

A. Canonisation in General
B. Appropriation by Simple Antithesis
C. Appropriation by Compound Antithesis

II. Law
III. Crime

A. Simple Canonisation of Crime and Punishment

a. Crime
b. Punishment

B. Appropriation of Crime & Punishment Through Antithesis
C. Crime in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Sense

[B. My Intercourse]

[1. Society]

5. Society as Bourgeois Society

2. Rebellion
3. Union

1. Landed Property
2. Organisation of Labour
3. Money
4. State
5. Rebellion
6. Religion and Philosophy of the Union

A. Property
B. Wealth
C. Morality, Intercourse, Theory of exploitation
D. Religion
E. Supplement to the Union

C. My Self-Enjoyment

6. Solomon's Song of Songs or the Unique

Conclusion to “The Unique”

2. Apologetical Commentary

Close of the Leipzig Council