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Published by Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Individualism

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SeriesKey concepts in the social sciences
LC ClassificationsHM136 .L84 1973b
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 172 p.
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5095178M
ISBN 100631147500
LC Control Number74166880

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In the book Imperfect Garden: The Legacy of Humanism, humanist philosopher Tzvetan Todorov identifies individualism as an important current of socio-political thought within modernity and as examples of it he mentions Michel de Montaigne, François de La Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Sade, and Charles Baudelaire. Individualism holds that a civilized society, or any form of association, cooperation or peaceful coexistence among men, can be achieved only on the basis of the recognition of individual rights—and that a group, as such, has no rights other than the individual rights of its members. “Racism,” The Virtue of Selfishness, Books shelved as individual-vs-society: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Foundation Pit by Andrei Platonov, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Th. Corporate networking, compulsive consumerism, plastic surgery, therapeutic tribulations, instant identity makeovers and reality TV: welcome to life in our increasingly individualized world. In this dazzling book, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert explore the culture of the ‘new individualism’ generated by global capitalism and develop a major new perspective on people’s 4/5(1).