Individualism Old and New (Great Books in Philosophy) Kindle Edition
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[NOTE: Page numbers below refer to the original 171-page hardcover edition.]
He wrote in Chapter II of this 1930 book, “The problem of constructing a new individuality consonant with the objective conditions under which we live is the deepest problem of our times.” (Pg. 32) Later, he adds, ”Because of the bankruptcy of the older individualism, those who are aware of the breakdown often speak and argue as if individualism were itself done and over with. I do not suppose that those who regard socialism and individualism as antithetical really mean that individuality is going to die out or that it is not something intrinsically precious. But in speaking as if the only individualism were the local episode of the last two centuries, they play into the hands of those who would keep it alive in order to serve own ends, and they slur over the chief problem----that of remaking society to serve the growth of a new type of individual.” (Pg.Read more ›
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