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Max Stirner is hilarious if you just assume he’s writing as a character for the purposes of comedy.

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The etymology of Stirner’s pen name; phrenology; re: Warning: I don’t like egoism/individualists 

Max Stirner is a pen name used by Johann Schmidt. His name comes from the Latin “maximus”, meaning “the biggest”, and the German “Stirn”, meaning “forehead”, and is a phrenology reference.

In phrenology, a larger forehead was seen as evidence of greater capacity for philosophy.

The etymology of Stirner’s pen name; phrenology; re: Warning: I don’t like egoism/individualists 

@slightlyflightyone so it's basically the 19th century equivalent of naming yourself Coolsmart Hugebrain

The etymology of Stirner’s pen name; phrenology; re: Warning: I don’t like egoism/individualists 

@Dayglochainsaw @slightlyflightyone Max Stirner, the OG galaxy brain

The etymology of Stirner’s pen name; phrenology; re: Warning: I don’t like egoism/individualists 

@slightlyflightyone trying to imagine a time where people had forehead insecurity. Imagine walking into a party where everyone keeps interrupting eye contact to appraisingly glance up at each other's foreheads

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according to a sourced ( de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Stir ) claim in the german wikimedia, he got it as a nickname in school (because of his forehead). that would have been about the time when phrenology was popular. but anatomic noicknames probably exist since forever so..

when searching for "max stirner phrenology" this toot is the first hit. what's your source, Jamie?

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@sofia @activationfxn @eel @Dayglochainsaw

Removes CWs
Defends Stirner
Has individualist and pro-markets anarchist flags in profile
Doesn’t even follow me
Whines about citations needed

Honestly, fuck off. You’re basically the exact person this toot was meant to shoo away, not to introduce into my life.

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@slightlyflightyone @activationfxn @eel @Dayglochainsaw

the CW didn't seem like a serious content warning, but sorry if if it seemed rude.
i don't really care much about Stirner, i just happened to read about him recently and i saw your claim boosted and it conflicted with what i read so i got curious where you got if from.

but yeah, maybe you accidentally spread a rumor. we all do that sometimes 🤷.

btw, i made a nice ancom flag too! ;)

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