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    Existentialist Anarchism

    Existential Anarchism, also known as Anarcho-Existentialism or AnEx, is a Anpostleft.png Post-left ideology that believes a truly Indiv.png Individualist society is only possible through the realization of existentialist philosophy. It could be seen as a version of Annil.png Anarcho-Nihilism that has a more positive outlook on life.


    AtheistExist.png Atheist Existentialism

    Atheist Existentialism is the exclusion of any transcendental, metaphysical, or religious beliefs from philosophical existentialist thought. It is a kind of existentialism which strongly diverged from the Christian existential works of Søren Kierkegaard and developed within the context of an atheistic world view. The philosophies of Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche provided existentialism's theoretical foundation in the 19th century, although their differing views on religion proved essential to the development of alternate types of existentialism. Atheistic existentialism was formally recognized after the 1943 publication of Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre and Sartre later explicitly alluded to it in Existentialism is a Humanism in 1946.

    ExistFem.png Feminist Existentialism

    Feminist Existentialism is a form of feminism that emphasizes concepts such as freedom, interpersonal relationships, and the experience of living as a human body. They value the capacity for radical change, but recognize that factors such as self-deception and the anxiety caused by the possibility of change can limit it. Many are dedicated to exposing and undermining socially imposed gender roles and cultural constructs limiting women's self-determination


    Existentialist Nihilism as a philosophy was created around the 19th century. Though not directly stated by Max Stirner, the idea of Existentialism having a grounds for anarchism came about through the writings of Max Stirner and Friedrich Nietzsche. Before the Second World War, when existentialism was not yet in name, Franz Kafka and Martin Buber were among these thinkers who were also anarchists. Both are today sometimes seen as Jewish existentialists as well as Anjew.png Jewish anarchists. These philosophers were the leaders in the Existentialist Anarchist movement. In the 21st century, philosophers have introduced the idea of Optimistic Nihilism, which closely represents a view of Existentialism that views we’re not doomed to live in a meaningless universe–it’s that we get the chance to experience ourselves and the universe we share. This 21st century view of not only Nihilism, but Existentialism is becoming increasingly popular, and is shown in the scope of politics through political theorists like Evan Stoller.

    Personality and Behaviour

    Specializing in aggressively pensive stares, Existential anarchism doesn't utilize any emotions other than a quiet depression.

    While they enjoy debate they strictly only do so on a respectful and peaceful level, usually opting out almost immediately if the other side becomes aggressive.

    Existential Anarchism strives to find their own individual meaning and tends to love profound talks about life. ExAn also tends to be quite philosophical and can be seen giving lessons to people about the philosophies of Maslow, Nietzsche, Camus, or Sartre.

    How to Draw

    Flag of Existentialist Anarchism
    1. Draw a ball
    2. Draw a wave like shape then make another and rotate it 180 degrees so the flag becomes vertically symmetrical
    3. Fill the left side with blue and the right side with black
    4. Draw white lines on the curves of the wave shapes then add lines that curve in from the center
    5. Draw two shapes that look like the top and bottom half of an hourglass in white.
    6. Finish with the eyes!
    Color Name HEX RGB
    Blue #CFE7FF 207, 231, 255
    Black #141414 20, 20, 20
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255



    • Anego.png Anarcho-Egoism - "It is saying that man is the reality—not even man in the abstract, but the human person, you and I; and that everything else—freedom, love, reason, God—is a contingency depending on the will of the individual. In this respect, existentialism has much in common with Max Stirner's egoism." Herbet Read.
    • Anpostleft.png Post-Left Anarchism - Another Anarchist that doesn't rely on the Left.
    • Post-an.png.png Post-Anarchism - Criticizes classical anarchists for assuming an objective "human nature" and a natural order, which existentialism also objects to.
    • Neomarx.png Neo-Marxism - Jean Paul Sartre was a Marxist.
    • Acidcomf.png Acid Communism - Optimistic Nihilist. Also R.I.P.


    • Anrel.png Religious Anarchism - How can you be so pious in the face of undoubtable proof that God lies dead, what more am I not seeing?
    • Annil.png Anarcho-Nihilism - We both like to talk about about the nature of existence, but don't you want to deal with meaninglessness?
    • Obj.png Objectivism - You found your happiness, so good for you... but you are quite literally a walking contradiction...
    • Ancapf.png Anarcho-Capitalism - I can have interesting talks with him about individual rights, but he is a free market fundamentalist.
    • Soul.png Soulism - You also believe that life is without objective purpose, but why believe in spiritual universe?
    • Illeg.png Illegalism - Morality is made up and shouldn't exist, but extreme violence isn't good either.


    • Assigning someone/something as an enemy of the self is nothing short of obscene.

    Further Information


    Existential anarchism doesn't have any devoted theory to it, but has been mentioned by Max Stirner in The Ego and His Own. Existentialism as a separate theory is explored in the works of philosophers such as the Søren Kierkegaard, who is regarded as being the founder of existentialist thought as a whole. It is important to note however that Kierkegaard himself was not an anarchist and in reality was rather conservative.





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