What is UnionOfEgoists.com?
This is an informational resource provided by Kevin I. Slaughter of Underworld Amusements and Trevor Blake of OVO, and publicly launched April 1st of 2016. The website initially focuses on providing historical, biographical and bibliographical details of a few of their favorite Egoist philosophers. It is also integrating the archives of egoist website i-studies.com, the former project of Svein Olav Nyberg, and the EgoistArchives.com project of Dan Davies. Further, it will be home to Der Geist, a Journal of Egoism. The Union of Egoists is not an advocacy site, nor is it presenting egoism in a dogmatic way. The egoism found here is historical and flourishes from Stirner, Walker and Tucker.
What is a Union of Egoists?
“We two, the State and I, are enemies. I, the egoist, have not at heart the welfare of this ‘human society,’ I sacrifice nothing to it, I only utilize it; but to be able to utilize it completely I transform it rather into my property and my creature; i. e., I annihilate it, and form in its place the Union of Egoists.”
– Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own.
What is Egoism?
“Egoism is the claim that the Individual is the measure of all things. In ethics, in epistemology, in aesthetics, in society, the Individual is the best and only arbitrator. Egoism claims social convention, laws, other people, religion, language, time and all other forces outside of the Individual are an impediment to the liberty and existence of the Individual. Such impediments may be tolerated but they have no special standing to the Individual, who may elect to ignore or subvert or destroy them as He can. In egoism the State has no monopoly to take tax or to wage war.”
–Trevor Blake, Confessions of a Failed Egoist.