June 5, 2017

A Critique of The German Ideology

I. Feuerbach: Opposition of the Materialist and Idealist Outlooks

  • The Illusions of German Ideology
  • First Premises of the Materialist Method
  • History: Fundamental Conditions
  • Private Property and Communism
  • Civil Society — and the Conception of History
  • Feuerbach: Philosophic, and Real, Liberation
  • Ruling Class and Ruling Ideas
  • Division of Labor: Town and Country
  • The Rise of Manufacturing
  • The Relation of State and Law to Property
  • Individuals, Class, and Community
  • Forms of Intercourse
  • Conquest
  • Contradictions of Big Industry: Revolution
II. The Leipzig Council: Saint Bruno

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

(Abstract of Chapter III)
Idealist mistakes & Materialist correction

Volume II
Critique of German Socialism According to Its Various Prophets