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24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / c. Individualism

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11 ideas
Liberty is the triumph of the individual, over both despotic government and enslaving majorities [Constant]
The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it [Mill]
Individuality is only developed within groups [Dewey]
Laissez-faire individualism doesn't work, especially in troublesome times [Keynes]
Only in the last 200 years have people demanded the democratic privilege of being individuals [Baudrillard]
The self is 'unencumbered' if it can abandon its roles and commitments without losing identity [Sandel, by Shorten]
Liberal justice means the withdrawal of the self, as transcendental or as unencumbered [Sandel]
The state fostered individualism, to break the power of family and community [Harari]
Maybe the rational autonomous liberal individual is merely the result of domination [Shorten]
Modern libertarian societies still provide education and some housing [Charvet]
Kant places a higher value on the universal rational will than on the people asserting it [Charvet]