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INDIVIDUALISM is the moral stance, political philosophy , ideology, or social outlook that emphasizes the moral worth of the individual . Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires and so value independence and self-reliance and advocate that interests of the individual should achieve precedence over the state or a social group, while opposing external interference upon one's own interests by society or institutions such as the government. Individualism
Individualism
is often defined in contrast to totalitarianism , collectivism , authoritarianism , communitarianism , and more corporate social forms.

Individualism
Individualism
makes the individual its focus and so starts "with the fundamental premise that the human individual is of primary importance in the struggle for liberation." Classical liberalism , existentialism , and anarchism are examples of movements that take the human individual as a central unit of analysis. Individualism
Individualism
thus involves "the right of the individual to freedom and self-realization".

It has also been used as a term denoting "The quality of being an individual; individuality" related to possessing "An individual characteristic; a quirk ." Individualism
Individualism
is thus also associated with artistic and bohemian interests and lifestyles where there is a tendency towards self-creation and experimentation as opposed to tradition or popular mass opinions and behaviors as so also with humanist philosophical positions and ethics.

CONTENTS

* 1 Etymology * 2 The individual

* 3 Individualism
Individualism
and society

* 3.1 Individuation principle * 3.2 Methodological individualism

* 4 Political individualism

* 4.1 Liberalism

* 4.2 Anarchism

* 4.2.1 Individualist anarchism

* 5 Philosophical individualism

* 5.1 Ethical egoism

* 5.1.1 Egoist anarchism

* 5.2 Existentialism * 5.3 Freethought * 5.4 Humanism * 5.5 Hedonism * 5.6 Libertinism * 5.7 Objectivism * 5.8 Philosophical anarchism

* 5.9 Subjectivism

* 5.9.1 Solipsism

* 6 Economic individualism

* 6.1 Liberalism

* 6.2 Individualist anarchism and economics

* 6.2.1 Mutualism

* 6.3 Libertarian socialism * 6.4 Left-libertarianism * 6.5 Right-libertarianism

* 7 As creative independent lifestyle * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 Notes * 11 Further reading * 12 External links

ETYMOLOGY

In the English language , the word "individualism" was first introduced, as a pejorative, by the Owenites in the late 1830s, although it is unclear if they were influenced by Saint-Simonianism or came up with it independently. A more positive use of the term in Britain came to be used with the writings of James Elishama Smith , who was a millenarian and a Christian Israelite . Although an early Owenite socialist, he eventually rejected its collective idea of property, and found in individualism a "universalism" that allowed for the development of the "original genius." Without individualism, Smith argued, individuals cannot amass property to increase one's happiness. William Maccall , another Unitarian preacher, and probably an acquaintance of Smith, came somewhat later, although influenced by John Stuart Mill , Thomas Carlyle , and German Romanticism , to the same positive conclusions, in his 1847 work "Elements of Individualism".

THE INDIVIDUAL

Main article: Individual
Individual

An individual is a person or any specific object in a collection. In the 15th century and earlier, and also today within the fields of statistics and metaphysics , individual means "indivisible", typically describing any numerically singular thing, but sometimes meaning "a person." (q.v. "The problem of proper names "). From the 17th century on, individual indicates separateness, as in individualism. Individuality is the state or quality of being an individual; a person separate from other persons and possessing his or her own needs, goals, and desires.

INDIVIDUALISM AND SOCIETY

Individualism
Individualism
holds that a person taking part in society attempts to learn and discover what his or her own interests are on a personal basis, without a presumed following of the interests of a societal structure (an individualist need not be an egoist ). The individualist does not follow one particular philosophy, rather creates an amalgamation of elements of many, based on personal interests in particular aspects that she/he finds of use. On a societal level, the individualist participates on a personally structured political and moral ground. Independent thinking and opinion is a common trait of an individualist. Jean-Jacques Rousseau , claims that his concept of "general will " in the "social contract " is not the simple collection of individual wills and that it furthers the interests of the individual (the constraint of law itself would be beneficial for the individual, as the lack of respect for the law necessarily entails, in Rousseau's eyes, a form of ignorance and submission to one's passions instead of the preferred autonomy of reason ).

Societies and groups can differ in the extent to which they are based upon predominantly "self-regarding" (individualistic, and/or self-interested) behaviors, rather than "other-regarding" (group-oriented, and group, or society-minded) behaviors. Ruth Benedict made a distinction, relevant in this context, between "guilt" societies (e.g., medieval Europe ) with an "internal reference standard", and "shame" societies (e.g., Japan, "bringing shame upon one's ancestors") with an "external reference standard", where people look to their peers for feedback on whether an action is "acceptable" or not (also known as "group-think ").

Individualism
Individualism
is often contrasted either with totalitarianism or with collectivism , but in fact, there is a spectrum of behaviors at the societal level ranging from highly individualistic societies through mixed societies to collectivist.

INDIVIDUATION PRINCIPLE

Main article: Individuation

The principle of individuation , or _principium individuationis_, describes the manner in which a thing is identified as distinguished from other things. For Carl Jung , individuation is a process of transformation, whereby the personal and collective unconscious is brought into consciousness (by means of dreams, active imagination or free association to take some examples) to be assimilated into the whole personality. It is a completely natural process necessary for the integration of the psyche to take place. Jung considered individuation to be the central process of human development. In _L'individuation psychique et collective_, Gilbert Simondon developed a theory of individual and collective individuation in which the individual subject is considered as an effect of individuation rather than a cause. Thus, the individual atom is replaced by a never-ending ontological process of individuation. Individuation is an always incomplete process, always leaving a "pre-individual" left-over, itself making possible future individuations. The philosophy of Bernard Stiegler draws upon and modifies the work of Gilbert Simondon on individuation and also upon similar ideas in Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud . For Stiegler "the _I_, as a psychic individual, can only be thought in relationship to _we_, which is a collective individual. The _I_ is constituted in adopting a collective tradition, which it inherits and in which a plurality of _I_ 's acknowledge each other's existence."

METHODOLOGICAL INDIVIDUALISM

Methodological individualism is the view that phenomena can only be understood by examining how they result from the motivations and actions of individual agents. In economics, people's behavior is explained in terms of rational choices, as constrained by prices and incomes. The economist accepts individuals' preferences as givens. Becker and Stigler provide a forceful statement of this view: _On the traditional view, an explanation of economic phenomena that reaches a difference in tastes between people or times is the terminus of the argument: the problem is abandoned at this point to whoever studies and explains tastes (psychologists? anthropologists? phrenologists? sociobiologists?). On our preferred interpretation, one never reaches this impasse: the economist continues to search for differences in prices or incomes to explain any differences or changes in behavior._

POLITICAL INDIVIDUALISM

With the abolition of private property, then, we shall have true, beautiful, healthy Individualism. Nobody will waste his life in accumulating things, and the symbols for things. One will live. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
, _ The Soul of Man under Socialism _, 1891

Individualists are chiefly concerned with protecting individual autonomy against obligations imposed by social institutions (such as the state or religious morality). For L. Susan Brown " Liberalism and anarchism are two political philosophies that are fundamentally concerned with individual freedom yet differ from one another in very distinct ways. Anarchism shares with liberalism a radical commitment to individual freedom while rejecting liberalism's competitive property relations."

Civil libertarianism is a strain of political thought that supports civil liberties, or which emphasizes the supremacy of individual rights and personal freedoms over and against any kind of authority (such as a state , a corporation , social norms imposed through peer pressure , etc.). Civil libertarianism is not a complete ideology ; rather, it is a collection of views on the specific issues of civil liberties and civil rights . Because of this, a civil libertarian outlook is compatible with many other political philosophies, and civil libertarianism is found on both the right and left in modern politics. For scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood "there are doctrines of individualism that are opposed to Lockean individualism ... and non-lockean individualism may encompass socialism ".

British Historians Emily Robinson, Camilla Schofield, Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, and Natalie Thomlinson have argued that by the 1970s Britons were keen about defining and claiming their individual rights, identities and perspectives. They demanded greater personal autonomy and self-determination and less outside control. They angrily complained that the 'establishment' was withholding it. They argue this shift in concerns helped cause Thatcherism , and was incorporated into Thatcherism's appeal.

LIBERALISM

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Liberalism (from the Latin
Latin
_liberalis_, "of freedom; worthy of a free man, gentlemanlike, courteous, generous") is the belief in the importance of individual freedom. This belief is widely accepted in the United States, Europe, Australia and other Western nations, and was recognized as an important value by many Western philosophers throughout history, in particular since the Enlightenment . It is often rejected by collectivist, Islamic, or confucian societies in Asia
Asia
or the Middle East
Middle East
(though Taoists were and are known to be individualists). The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
wrote praising "the idea of a polity administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech, and the idea of a kingly government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed".

Modern liberalism has its roots in the Age of Enlightenment and rejects many foundational assumptions that dominated most earlier theories of government, such as the Divine Right of Kings
Divine Right of Kings
, hereditary status, and established religion . John Locke is often credited with the philosophical foundations of classical liberalism . He wrote "no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions."

In the 17th century, liberal ideas began to influence governments in Europe, in nations such as The Netherlands, Switzerland, England
England
and Poland, but they were strongly opposed, often by armed might, by those who favored absolute monarchy and established religion. In the 18th century, in America, the first modern liberal state was founded, without a monarch or a hereditary aristocracy. The American _Declaration of Independence_ includes the words (which echo Locke) "all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness ; that to insure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

Liberalism comes in many forms. According to John N. Gray , the essence of liberalism is toleration of different beliefs and of different ideas as to what constitutes a good life.

ANARCHISM

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Anarchism is a set of political philosophies that hold the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful, and often advocate stateless societies . While anti-statism is central, some argue that anarchism entails opposing authority or hierarchical organisation in the conduct of human relations, including, but not limited to, the state system.

For influential Italian anarchist Errico Malatesta
Errico Malatesta
"All anarchists, whatever tendency they belong to, are individualists in some way or other. But the opposite is not true; not by any means. The individualists are thus divided into two distinct categories: one which claims the right to full development for all human individuality, their own and that of others; the other which only thinks about its own individuality and has absolutely no hesitation in sacrificing the individuality of others. The Tsar of all the Russias belongs to the latter category of individualists. We belong to the former."

Individualist Anarchism

Main article: Individualist anarchism

Individualist anarchism refers to several traditions of thought within the anarchist movement that emphasize the individual and their will over any kinds of external determinants such as groups, society, traditions, and ideological systems. Individualist anarchism is not a single philosophy but refers to a group of individualistic philosophies that sometimes are in conflict.

In 1793, William Godwin , who has often been cited as the first anarchist, wrote _ Political Justice _, which some consider to be the first expression of anarchism. Godwin, a philosophical anarchist, from a rationalist and utilitarian basis opposed revolutionary action and saw a minimal state as a present "necessary evil" that would become increasingly irrelevant and powerless by the gradual spread of knowledge. Godwin advocated individualism, proposing that all cooperation in labour be eliminated on the premise that this would be most conducive with the general good.

An influential form of individualist anarchism, called "egoism," or egoist anarchism, was expounded by one of the earliest and best-known proponents of individualist anarchism, the German Max Stirner . Stirner's _ The Ego and Its Own _, published in 1844, is a founding text of the philosophy. According to Stirner, the only limitation on the rights of the individual is their power to obtain what they desire, without regard for God, state, or morality. To Stirner, rights were _spooks _ in the mind, and he held that society does not exist but "the individuals are its reality". Stirner advocated self-assertion and foresaw unions of egoists , non-systematic associations continually renewed by all parties' support through an act of will, which Stirner proposed as a form of organization in place of the state. Egoist anarchists claim that egoism will foster genuine and spontaneous union between individuals. "Egoism" has inspired many interpretations of Stirner's philosophy. It was re-discovered and promoted by German philosophical anarchist and LGBT activist John Henry Mackay .

Josiah Warren is widely regarded as the first American anarchist , and the four-page weekly paper he edited during 1833, _The Peaceful Revolutionist_, was the first anarchist periodical published. For American anarchist historian Eunice Minette Schuster "It is apparent...that Proudhonian Anarchism was to be found in the United States at least as early as 1848 and that it was not conscious of its affinity to the Individualist Anarchism of Josiah Warren and Stephen Pearl Andrews ... William B. Greene presented this Proudhonian Mutualism in its purest and most systematic form.". Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) was an important early influence in individualist anarchist thought in the United States and Europe. Thoreau was an American author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic , surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist . He is best known for his books _ Walden
Walden
_, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, _Civil Disobedience _, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state. Later Benjamin Tucker fused Stirner's egoism with the economics of Warren and Proudhon in his eclectic influential publication _ Liberty
Liberty
_.

From these early influences individualist anarchism in different countries attracted a small but diverse following of bohemian artists and intellectuals, free love and birth control advocates (see Anarchism and issues related to love and sex ), individualist naturists nudists (see anarcho-naturism ), freethought and anti-clerical activists as well as young anarchist outlaws in what came to be known as illegalism and individual reclamation (see European individualist anarchism and individualist anarchism in France ). These authors and activists included Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
, Emile Armand , Han Ryner , Henri Zisly , Renzo Novatore
Renzo Novatore
, Miguel Gimenez Igualada , Adolf Brand and Lev Chernyi among others. In his important essay _The Soul of Man under Socialism
Socialism
_ from 1891 Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
defended socialism as the way to guarantee individualism and so he saw that "With the abolition of private property, then, we shall have true, beautiful, healthy Individualism. Nobody will waste his life in accumulating things, and the symbols for things. One will live. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." For anarchist historian George Woodcock "Wilde's aim in _The Soul of Man under Socialism
Socialism
_ is to seek the society most favorable to the artist ... for Wilde art is the supreme end, containing within itself enlightenment and regeneration, to which all else in society must be subordinated ... Wilde represents the anarchist as aesthete ." Woodcock finds that "The most ambitious contribution to literary anarchism during the 1890s was undoubtedly Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
_The Soul of Man under Socialism
Socialism
_" and finds that it is influenced mainly by the thought of William Godwin .

PHILOSOPHICAL INDIVIDUALISM

ETHICAL EGOISM

Main article: Ethical egoism

Ethical egoism (also called simply egoism) is the normative ethical position that moral agents ought to do what is in their own self-interest. It differs from psychological egoism , which claims that people _do_ only act in their self-interest. Ethical egoism also differs from rational egoism , which holds merely that it is rational to act in one's self-interest. However, these doctrines may occasionally be combined with ethical egoism.

Ethical egoism contrasts with ethical altruism , which holds that moral agents have an obligation to help and serve others. Egoism and altruism both contrast with ethical utilitarianism, which holds that a moral agent should treat one's self (also known as the subject ) with no higher regard than one has for others (as egoism does, by elevating self-interests and "the self" to a status not granted to others), but that one also should not (as altruism does) sacrifice one's own interests to help others' interests, so long as one's own interests (i.e. one's own desires or well-being ) are substantially-equivalent to the others' interests and well-being. Egoism, utilitarianism, and altruism are all forms of consequentialism , but egoism and altruism contrast with utilitarianism, in that egoism and altruism are both agent-focused forms of consequentialism (i.e. subject-focused or subjective ), but utilitarianism is called agent-neutral (i.e. objective and impartial ) as it does not treat the subject's (i.e. the self's, i.e. the moral "agent's") own interests as being more or less important than if the same interests, desires, or well-being were anyone else's.

Ethical egoism does not, however, require moral agents to harm the interests and well-being of others when making moral deliberation; e.g. what is in an agent's self-interest may be incidentally detrimental, beneficial, or neutral in its effect on others. Individualism
Individualism
allows for others' interest and well-being to be disregarded or not, as long as what is chosen is efficacious in satisfying the self-interest of the agent. Nor does ethical egoism necessarily entail that, in pursuing self-interest, one ought always to do what one wants to do; e.g. in the long term, the fulfilment of short-term desires may prove detrimental to the self. Fleeting pleasance, then, takes a back seat to protracted eudaemonia . In the words of James Rachels , " Ethical egoism endorses selfishness, but it doesn't endorse foolishness." Caricature of Max Stirner taken from a sketch by Friedrich Engels . Egoist philosopher Max Stirner has been called a proto-existentialist philosopher while at the same time is a central theorist of individualist anarchism

Ethical egoism is sometimes the philosophical basis for support of libertarianism or individualist anarchism as in Max Stirner, although these can also be based on altruistic motivations. These are political positions based partly on a belief that individuals should not coercively prevent others from exercising freedom of action.

Egoist Anarchism

Main article: Egoist anarchism

Egoist anarchism is a school of anarchist thought that originated in the philosophy of Max Stirner , a nineteenth-century Hegelian philosopher whose "name appears with familiar regularity in historically orientated surveys of anarchist thought as one of the earliest and best-known exponents of individualist anarchism ." According to Stirner, the only limitation on the rights of the individual is their power to obtain what they desire, without regard for God, state, or morality. Stirner advocated self-assertion and foresaw unions of egoists , non-systematic associations continually renewed by all parties' support through an act of will, which Stirner proposed as a form of organisation in place of the state . Egoist anarchists argue that egoism will foster genuine and spontaneous union between individuals. "Egoism" has inspired many interpretations of Stirner's philosophy but within anarchism it has also gone beyond Stirner. It was re-discovered and promoted by German philosophical anarchist and LGBT
LGBT
activist John Henry Mackay . John Beverley Robinson wrote an essay called "Egoism" in which he states that "Modern egoism, as propounded by Stirner and Nietzsche , and expounded by Ibsen , Shaw and others, is all these; but it is more. It is the realization by the individual that they are an individual; that, as far as they are concerned, they are the only individual." Nietzsche (see Anarchism and Friedrich Nietzsche ) and Stirner were frequently compared by French "literary anarchists" and anarchist interpretations of Nietzschean ideas appear to have also been influential in the United States. Anarchists who adhered to egoism include Benjamin Tucker
Benjamin Tucker
, Émile Armand , John Beverley Robinson , Adolf Brand , Steven T. Byington , Renzo Novatore
Renzo Novatore
, James L. Walker , Enrico Arrigoni , Biofilo Panclasta , Jun Tsuji , André Arru and contemporary ones such as Hakim Bey , Bob Black
Bob Black
and Wolfi Landstreicher.

EXISTENTIALISM

Main article: Existentialism

Existentialism is a term applied to the work of a number of 19th- and 20th-century philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, generally held that the focus of philosophical thought should be to deal with the conditions of existence of the individual person and his or her emotions, actions, responsibilities, and thoughts. The early 19th century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard , posthumously regarded as the father of existentialism, maintained that the individual solely has the responsibilities of giving one's own life meaning and living that life passionately and sincerely , in spite of many existential obstacles and distractions including despair , angst , absurdity , alienation , and boredom .

Subsequent existential philosophers retain the emphasis on the individual, but differ, in varying degrees, on how one achieves and what constitutes a fulfilling life, what obstacles must be overcome, and what external and internal factors are involved, including the potential consequences of the existence or non-existence of God. Many existentialists have also regarded traditional systematic or academic philosophy, in both style and content, as too abstract and remote from concrete human experience. Existentialism became fashionable in the post- World War
World War
years as a way to reassert the importance of human individuality and freedom.

FREETHOUGHT

Main article: Freethought

Freethought holds that individuals should not accept ideas proposed as truth without recourse to knowledge and reason . Thus, freethinkers strive to build their opinions on the basis of facts , scientific inquiry , and logical principles, independent of any logical fallacies or intellectually limiting effects of authority, confirmation bias , cognitive bias , conventional wisdom , popular culture , prejudice , sectarianism , tradition , urban legend , and all other dogmas . Regarding religion , freethinkers hold that there is insufficient evidence to scientifically validate the existence of supernatural phenomena.

HUMANISM

Main article: Humanism

Humanism is a perspective common to a wide range of ethical stances that attaches importance to human dignity, concerns, and capabilities, particularly rationality. Although the word has many senses, its meaning comes into focus when contrasted to the supernatural or to appeals to authority. Since the 19th century, humanism has been associated with an anti-clericalism inherited from the 18th-century Enlightenment _philosophes _. 21st century Humanism tends to strongly endorse human rights , including reproductive rights , gender equality , social justice , and the separation of church and state . The term covers organized non-theistic religions , secular humanism , and a humanistic life stance.

HEDONISM

Main article: Hedonism

Philosophical hedonism is a meta-ethical theory of value which argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good and pain is the only intrinsic bad. The basic idea behind hedonistic thought is that pleasure (an umbrella term for all inherently likable emotions) is the only thing that is good in and of itself or by its very nature. The normative implications of this are evaluating character or behavior as morally good to the extent that one is concerned with pleasure/pain qua pleasure/pain or an action leads to a greater balance of pleasure over pain than any other would.

LIBERTINISM

Main article: Libertine

A libertine is one devoid of most moral restraints, which are seen as unnecessary or undesirable, especially one who ignores or even spurns accepted morals and forms of behaviour sanctified by the larger society. Libertines place value on physical pleasures, meaning those experienced through the senses. As a philosophy, libertinism gained new-found adherents in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, particularly in France
France
and Great Britain
Great Britain
. Notable among these were John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester , and the Marquis de Sade . During the Baroque era in France, there existed a freethinking circle of philosophers and intellectuals who were collectively known as _libertinage érudit_ and which included Gabriel Naudé , Élie Diodati and François de La Mothe Le Vayer . The critic Vivian de Sola Pinto linked John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester 's libertinism to Hobbesian materialism .

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Main article: Objectivism (Ayn Rand)

Objectivism is a system of philosophy created by philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand
(1905–1982) that holds: reality exists independent of consciousness; human beings gain knowledge rationally from perception through the process of concept formation and inductive and deductive logic; the moral purpose of one's life is the pursuit of one's own happiness or rational self-interest. Rand thinks the only social system consistent with this morality is full respect for individual rights, embodied in pure _laissez faire _ capitalism ; and the role of art in human life is to transform man's widest metaphysical ideas, by selective reproduction of reality, into a physical form—a work of art—that he can comprehend and to which he can respond emotionally. Objectivism celebrates man as his own hero, "with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute."

PHILOSOPHICAL ANARCHISM

Main article: Philosophical anarchism Benjamin Tucker
Benjamin Tucker
, American individualist anarchist who focused on economics calling them "Anarchistic-Socialism" and adhering to the mutualist economics of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Josiah Warren

Philosophical anarchism is an anarchist school of thought which contends that the State lacks moral legitimacy and – in contrast to revolutionary anarchism – does not advocate violent revolution to eliminate it but advocate peaceful evolution to superate it. Though philosophical anarchism does not necessarily imply any action or desire for the elimination of the State, philosophical anarchists do not believe that they have an obligation or duty to obey the State, or conversely, that the State has a right to command.

Philosophical anarchism is a component especially of individualist anarchism. Philosophical anarchists of historical note include Mohandas Gandhi , William Godwin, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Max Stirner, Benjamin Tucker, and Henry David Thoreau. Contemporary philosophical anarchists include A. John Simmons and Robert Paul Wolff .

SUBJECTIVISM

Main article: Subjectivism

Subjectivism is a philosophical tenet that accords primacy to subjective experience as fundamental of all measure and law. In extreme forms like Solipsism , it may hold that the nature and existence of every object depends solely on someone's subjective awareness of it. For example, Wittgenstein wrote in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus : "The subject doesn't belong to the world, but it is a limit of the world" (proposition 5.632). Metaphysical subjectivism is the theory that reality is what we perceive to be real, and that there is no underlying true reality that exists independently of perception. One can also hold that it is consciousness rather than perception that is reality (subjective idealism ). In probability , a subjectivism stands for the belief that probabilities are simply degrees-of-belief by rational agents in a certain proposition, and which have no objective reality in and of themselves.

Ethical subjectivism stands in opposition to moral realism , which claims that moral propositions refer to objective facts, independent of human opinion; to error theory , which denies that any moral propositions are true in any sense; and to non-cognitivism , which denies that moral sentences express propositions at all. The most common forms of ethical subjectivism are also forms of moral relativism , with moral standards held to be relative to each culture or society (c.f. cultural relativism ), or even to every individual. The latter view, as put forward by Protagoras , holds that there are as many distinct scales of good and evil as there are subjects in the world. Moral
Moral
subjectivism is that species of moral relativism that relativizes moral value to the individual subject.

Horst Matthai Quelle was a Spanish language German anarchist philosopher influenced by Max Stirner . He argued that since the individual gives form to the world, he is those objects, the others and the whole universe. One of his main views was a "theory of infinite worlds" which for him was developed by pre-socratic philosophers .

Solipsism

Main article: Solipsism

Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist. The term comes from Latin
Latin
_solus_ (alone) and _ipse_ (self). Solipsism as an epistemological position holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure. The external world and other minds cannot be known, and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the conclusion that the world and other minds do not exist. As such it is the only epistemological position that, by its own postulate, is both irrefutable and yet indefensible in the same manner. Although the number of individuals sincerely espousing solipsism has been small, it is not uncommon for one philosopher to accuse another's arguments of entailing solipsism as an unwanted consequence, in a kind of reductio ad absurdum . In the history of philosophy, solipsism has served as a skeptical hypothesis .

ECONOMIC INDIVIDUALISM

The doctrine of economic individualism holds that each individual should be allowed autonomy in making his or her own economic decisions as opposed to those decisions being made by the state, the community , the corporation etc. for him or her.

LIBERALISM

Main article: Liberalism

Classical liberalism is a political ideology that developed in the 19th century in England
England
, Western Europe
Western Europe
, and the Americas
Americas
. It followed earlier forms of liberalism in its commitment to personal freedom and popular government, but differed from earlier forms of liberalism in its commitment to free markets and classical economics . Notable classical liberals in the 19th century include Jean-Baptiste Say , Thomas Malthus , and David Ricardo
David Ricardo
. Classical liberalism was revived in the 20th century by Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek , and further developed by Milton Friedman , Robert Nozick
Robert Nozick
, Loren Lomasky , and Jan Narveson . The phrase _classical liberalism_ is also sometimes used to refer to all forms of liberalism before the 20th century.

INDIVIDUALIST ANARCHISM AND ECONOMICS

Influential French individualist anarchist Emile Armand

In regards to economic questions within individualist anarchism there are adherents to mutualism ( Pierre Joseph Proudhon
Pierre Joseph Proudhon
, Emile Armand , early Benjamin Tucker); natural rights positions (early Benjamin Tucker, Lysander Spooner , Josiah Warren); and egoistic disrespect for "ghosts" such as private property and markets (Max Stirner, John Henry Mackay , Lev Chernyi , later Benjamin Tucker, Renzo Novatore
Renzo Novatore
, illegalism ). Contemporary individualist anarchist Kevin Carson characterizes American individualist anarchism saying that "Unlike the rest of the socialist movement, the individualist anarchists believed that the natural wage of labor in a free market was its product, and that economic exploitation could only take place when capitalists and landlords harnessed the power of the state in their interests. Thus, individualist anarchism was an alternative both to the increasing statism of the mainstream socialist movement, and to a classical liberal movement that was moving toward a mere apologetic for the power of big business."

Mutualism

Main article: Mutualism (economic theory)

Mutualism is an anarchist school of thought which can be traced to the writings of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, who envisioned a society where each person might possess a means of production , either individually or collectively, with trade representing equivalent amounts of labor in the free market . Integral to the scheme was the establishment of a mutual-credit bank which would lend to producers at a minimal interest rate only high enough to cover the costs of administration. Mutualism is based on a labor theory of value which holds that when labor or its product is sold, in exchange, it ought to receive goods or services embodying "the amount of labor necessary to produce an article of exactly similar and equal utility". Receiving anything less would be considered exploitation, theft of labor, or usury .

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Main article: Libertarian socialism

Libertarian socialism (sometimes dubbed socialist libertarianism, or left-libertarianism ) is a group of anti-authoritarian political philosophies inside the socialist movement that rejects socialism as centralized state ownership and control of the economy, as well as the state itself. It criticizes wage labour relationships within the workplace . Instead, it emphasizes workers\' self-management of the workplace and decentralized structures of political organization . It asserts that a society based on freedom and justice can be achieved through abolishing authoritarian institutions that control certain means of production and subordinate the majority to an owning class or political and economic elite . Libertarian socialists advocate for decentralized structures based on direct democracy and federal or confederal associations such as libertarian municipalism , citizens' assemblies, trade unions , and workers\' councils . All of this is generally done within a general call for libertarian and voluntary human relationships through the identification, criticism, and practical dismantling of illegitimate authority in all aspects of human life. As such libertarian socialism, within the larger socialist movement, seeks to distinguish itself both from Leninism / Bolshevism and from social democracy .

Past and present political philosophies and movements commonly described as libertarian socialist include anarchism (especially anarchist communism , anarchist collectivism , anarcho-syndicalism , and mutualism ) as well as autonomism , communalism , participism , guild socialism , revolutionary syndicalism , and libertarian Marxist philosophies such as council communism and Luxemburgism
Luxemburgism
; as well as some versions of "utopian socialism " and individualist anarchism .

LEFT-LIBERTARIANISM

Main article: Left-libertarianism

Left-libertarianism (or left-wing libertarianism) names several related but distinct approaches to politics , society, culture, and political and social theory, which stress both individual freedom and social justice . Unlike right-libertarians , they believe that neither claiming nor mixing one\'s labor with natural resources is enough to generate full private property rights, and maintain that natural resources (land, oil, gold, trees) ought to be held in some egalitarian manner, either unowned or owned collectively . Those left-libertarians who support private property do so under the condition that recompense is offered to the local community.

Left-libertarianism can refer generally to three related and overlapping schools of thought:

* Anti-authoritarian varieties of left-wing politics and, in particular, the socialist movement, usually known as libertarian socialism . * Geolibertarianism : a synthesis of libertarianism and geoism (or Georgism ) * The Steiner-Vallentyne school, whose proponents draw conclusions from classical liberal or market liberal premises. * Left-wing market anarchism , which stresses the socially transformative potential of non-aggression and anticapitalist , _freed_ markets.

RIGHT-LIBERTARIANISM

Main article: Right-libertarianism

Right-libertarianism or right libertarianism is a phrase used by some to describe either non-collectivist forms of libertarianism or a variety of different libertarian views some label "right" of mainstream libertarianism including "libertarian conservatism ".

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Philosophy
calls it "right libertarianism" but states: " Libertarianism is often thought of as 'right-wing' doctrine. This, however, is mistaken for at least two reasons. First, on social—rather than economic—issues, libertarianism tends to be 'left-wing'. It opposes laws that restrict consensual and private sexual relationships between adults (e.g., gay sex, non-marital sex, and deviant sex), laws that restrict drug use, laws that impose religious views or practices on individuals, and compulsory military service. Second, in addition to the better-known version of libertarianism—right-libertarianism—there is also a version known as 'left-libertarianism '. Both endorse full self-ownership, but they differ with respect to the powers agents have to appropriate unappropriated natural resources (land, air, water, etc.)."

AS CREATIVE INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
, famous Irish anarchist writer of the decadent movement and famous dandy

The anarchist writer and bohemian Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
wrote in his famous essay _ The Soul of Man under Socialism _ that " Art
Art
is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine." For anarchist historian George Woodcock "Wilde's aim in _The Soul of Man under Socialism_ is to seek the society most favorable to the artist...for Wilde art is the supreme end, containing within itself enlightenment and regeneration, to which all else in society must be subordinated...Wilde represents the anarchist as aesthete ." The word individualism in this way has been used to denote a personality with a strong tendency towards self-creation and experimentation as opposed to tradition or popular mass opinions and behaviors

Anarchist writer Murray Bookchin
Murray Bookchin
describes a lot of individualist anarchism as people who "expressed their opposition in uniquely personal forms, especially in fiery tracts, outrageous behavior, and aberrant lifestyles in the cultural ghettos of fin de sicle New York, Paris, and London. As a credo, individualist anarchism remained largely a bohemian lifestyle, most conspicuous in its demands for sexual freedom ('free love ') and enamored of innovations in art, behavior, and clothing."

In relation to this view of individuality, French Individualist anarchist Emile Armand advocates egoistical denial of social conventions and dogmas to live in accord to one's own ways and desires in daily life since he emphasized anarchism as a way of life and practice. In this way he manifests "So the anarchist individualist tends to reproduce himself, to perpetuate his spirit in other individuals who will share his views and who will make it possible for a state of affairs to be established from which authoritarianism has been banished. It is this desire, this will, not only to live, but also to reproduce oneself, which we shall call "activity".

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
Michel de Montaigne
, François de La Rochefoucauld , Marquis de Sade , and Charles Baudelaire In La Rochefoucauld, he identifies a tendency similar to stoicism in which "the honest person works his being in the manner of a sculptor who searches the liberation of the forms which are inside a block of marble, to extract the truth of that matter." In Baudelaire he finds the dandy trait in which one searches to cultivate "the idea of beauty within oneself, of satisfying one's passions of feeling and thinking."

The Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky
once manifested that "The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even—if you will—eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with." Ralph Waldo Emerson famously declared", "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist"—a point of view developed at length in both the life and work of (Henry David) Thoreau. Equally memorable and influential on Walt Whitman is Emerson's idea that "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."...Emerson opposes on principle the reliance on social structures (civil, religious) precisely because through them the individual approaches the divine second hand, mediated by the once original experience of a genius from another age: "An institution," as he explains, "is the lengthened shadow of one man." To achieve this original relation one must "Insist on one's self; never imitate" for if the relationship is secondary the connection is lost."

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portal

* Anti-individualism * Collectivism * Global issue * Human nature
Human nature
* Market fundamentalism * Narcissism * Natural and legal rights * Negative and positive rights * Non-aggression principle * Personalism * Social issue * Voluntaryism

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Individualism_. University of California Press . 1972. ISBN 0-520-02029-4 . p. 7 * ^ Emily Robinson, et al. "Telling stories about post-war Britain: popular individualism and the ‘crisis’ of the 1970s." _Twentieth Century British History_ 28.2 (2017): 268-304. * ^ " Latin
Latin
Word Lookup". * ^ The Ancient Chinese Super State of Primary Societies: Taoist Philosophy
Philosophy
for the 21st Century, You-Sheng Li, June 2010, p. 300 * ^ Marcus Aurelius, _Meditations_, Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-19-954059-4 . * ^ Locke, John (1690). _Two Treatises of Government (10th edition)_. Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg
. Retrieved January 21, 2009. * ^ Paul E. Sigmund, editor, _The Selected Political Writings of John Locke_, Norton, 2003, ISBN 0-393-96451-5 p. iv "(Locke's thoughts) underlie many of the fundamental political ideas of American liberal constitutional democracy...", "At the time Locke wrote, his principles were accepted in theory by a few and in practice by none." * ^ Thomas Jefferson, _Declaration of Independence_, July 4, 1776. * ^ John Gray, _Two Faces of Liberalism_, The New Press, 2008, ISBN 978-1-56584-678-4 * ^ Malatesta, Errico . "Towards Anarchism". _MAN!_. Los Angeles: International Group of San Francisco. OCLC
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3930443 . Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Agrell, Siri (14 May 2007). "Working for The Man". _ The Globe and Mail _. Archived from the original on 16 May 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2008. "Anarchism". _Encyclopædia Britannica_. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 2006. Archived from the original on 14 December 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2006. "Anarchism". _The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Philosophy
_: 14. 2005. Anarchism is the view that a society without the state, or government, is both possible and desirable. The following sources cite anarchism as a political philosophy: Mclaughlin, Paul (2007). _ Anarchism and Authority_. Aldershot: Ashgate. p. 59. ISBN 0-7546-6196-2 . Johnston, R. (2000). _The Dictionary of Human Geography_. Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers. p. 24. ISBN 0-631-20561-6 . * ^ Slevin, Carl. "Anarchism." _The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics_. Ed. Iain McLean and Alistair McMillan. Oxford University Press, 2003. * ^ "ANARCHISM, a social philosophy that rejects authoritarian government and maintains that voluntary institutions are best suited to express man's natural social tendencies." George Woodcock. "Anarchism" at The Encyclopedia of Philosophy * ^ "In a society developed on these lines, the voluntary associations which already now begin to cover all the fields of human activity would take a still greater extension so as to substitute themselves for the state in all its functions." Peter Kropotkin. "Anarchism" from the Encyclopædia Britannica * ^ "Anarchism." The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2005. p. 14 " Anarchism is the view that a society without the state, or government, is both possible and desirable." * ^ Sheehan, Sean. Anarchism, London: Reaktion Books Ltd., 2004. p. 85 * ^ "Anarchists do reject the state, as we will see. But to claim that this central aspect of anarchism is definitive is to sell anarchism short."_ Anarchism and Authority: A Philosophical Introduction to Classical Anarchism_ by Paul McLaughlin. AshGate. 2007. p. 28 * ^ _A_ _B_ "The IAF - IFA fights for : the abolition of all forms of authority whether economical, political, social, religious, cultural or sexual.""Principles of The International of Anarchist Federations" Archived January 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ " Authority
Authority
is defined in terms of the right to exercise social control (as explored in the "sociology of power") and the correlative duty to obey (as explored in the "philosophy of practical reason"). Anarchism is distinguished, philosophically, by its scepticism towards such moral relations – by its questioning of the claims made for such normative power – and, practically, by its challenge to those "authoritative" powers which cannot justify their claims and which are therefore deemed illegitimate or without moral foundation."_Anarchism and Authority: A Philosophical Introduction to Classical Anarchism_ by Paul McLaughlin. AshGate. 2007. p. 1 * ^ _A_ _B_ "Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose of producing real social wealth; an order that will guarantee to every human being free access to the earth and full enjoyment of the necessities of life, according to individual desires, tastes, and inclinations." Emma Goldman . "What it Really Stands for Anarchy" in _ Anarchism and Other Essays _. * ^ Individualist anarchist Benjamin Tucker
Benjamin Tucker
defined anarchism as opposition to authority as follows "They found that they must turn either to the right or to the left, – follow either the path of Authority
Authority
or the path of Liberty. Marx went one way; Warren and Proudhon the other. Thus were born State Socialism
Socialism
and Anarchism ... Authority, takes many shapes, but, broadly speaking, her enemies divide themselves into three classes: first, those who abhor her both as a means and as an end of progress, opposing her openly, avowedly, sincerely, consistently, universally; second, those who profess to believe in her as a means of progress, but who accept her only so far as they think she will subserve their own selfish interests, denying her and her blessings to the rest of the world; third, those who distrust her as a means of progress, believing in her only as an end to be obtained by first trampling upon, violating, and outraging her. These three phases of opposition to Liberty
Liberty
are met in almost every sphere of thought and human activity. Good representatives of the first are seen in the Catholic Church and the Russian autocracy; of the second, in the Protestant Church and the Manchester school of politics and political economy; of the third, in the atheism of Gambetta and the socialism of Karl Marx." Benjamin Tucker
Benjamin Tucker
. _ Individual
Individual
Liberty._ * ^ _A_ _B_ Ward, Colin (1966). " Anarchism as a Theory of Organization". Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2010. * ^ Anarchist historian George Woodcock report of Mikhail Bakunin 's anti-authoritarianism and shows opposition to both state and non-state forms of authority as follows: "All anarchists deny authority; many of them fight against it." (p. 9) ... Bakunin did not convert the League's central committee to his full program, but he did persuade them to accept a remarkably radical recommendation to the Berne Congress of September 1868, demanding economic equality and implicitly attacking authority in both Church and State." * ^ _A_ _B_ Brown, L. Susan (2002). " Anarchism as a Political Philosophy
Philosophy
of Existential Individualism: Implications for Feminism". _The Politics
Politics
of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal Feminism and Anarchism_. Black Rose Books Ltd. Publishing. p. 106. * ^ " Anarchy
Anarchy
and Organization: The Debate at the 1907 International Anarchist Congress - The Anarchist Library". * ^ "What do I mean by individualism? I mean by individualism the moral doctrine which, relying on no dogma, no tradition , no external determination, appeals only to the individual conscience."_Mini-Manual of Individualism_ by Han Ryner * ^ "I do not admit anything except the existence of the individual, as a condition of his sovereignty. To say that the sovereignty of the individual is conditioned by Liberty
Liberty
is simply another way of saying that it is conditioned by itself." "Anarchism and the State" in _ Individual
Individual
Liberty_ * ^ Everhart, Robert B. The Public School Monopoly: A Critical Analysis of Education and the State in American Society. Pacific Institute for Public Policy Research, 1982. p. 115. * ^ _A_ _B_ Philip, Mark (2006-05-20). "William Godwin". _Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Philosophy
_. * ^ Adams, Ian. Political Ideology Today. Manchester University Press, 2001. p. 116. * ^ Godwin, William (1796) . _Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and its Influence on Modern Morals and Manners_. G.G. and J. Robinson. OCLC
OCLC
2340417 . * ^ _Britannica Concise Encyclopedia_. Retrieved 7 December 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online. * ^ Paul McLaughlin. Anarchism and Authority: A Philosophical Introduction to Classical Anarchism. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007. p. 119. * ^ Goodway, David. Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow . Liverpool University Press, 2006, p. 99. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ Leopold, David (2006-08-04). "Max Stirner". _Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Philosophy
_. * ^ _A_ _B_ The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge. Encyclopedia Corporation. p. 176. * ^ _A_ _B_ Miller, David. "Anarchism." 1987. _The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought_. Blackwell Publishing. p. 11. * ^ "What my might reaches is my property; and let me claim as property everything I feel myself strong enough to attain, and let me extend my actual property as fas as _I_ entitle, that is, empower myself to take..." In Ossar, Michael. 1980. _ Anarchism in the Dramas of Ernst Toller_. SUNY Press. p. 27. * ^ _A_ _B_ Nyberg, Svein Olav. "The union of egoists" (PDF). _Non Serviam_. Oslo, Norway: Svein Olav Nyberg. 1: 13–14. OCLC
OCLC
47758413 . Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012 * ^ _A_ _B_ Thomas, Paul (1985). _ Karl Marx
Karl Marx
and the Anarchists_. London: Routledge / Kegan Paul . p. 142. ISBN 0-7102-0685-2 . * ^ _A_ _B_ Carlson, Andrew (1972). "Philosophical Egoism: German Antecedents". _ Anarchism in Germany_. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-0484-0 . Retrieved 2008-12-04. * ^ Palmer, Brian (2010-12-29) What do anarchists want from us?, _ Slate.com _ * ^ William Bailie, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 4, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2013. _Josiah Warren: The First American Anarchist — A Sociological Study_, Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1906, p. 20 * ^ _Native American Anarchism: A Study of Left-Wing American Individualism_ by Eunice Minette Schuster Archived February 14, 2016, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "Paralelamente, al otro lado del atlántico, en el diferente contexto de una nación a medio hacer, los Estados Unidos, otros filósofos elaboraron un pensamiento individualista similar, aunque con sus propias especificidades. Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
(1817–1862), uno de los escritores próximos al movimiento de la filosofía trascendentalista, es uno de los más conocidos. Su obra más representativa es Walden, aparecida en 1854, aunque redactada entre 1845 y 1847, cuando Thoreau decide instalarse en el aislamiento de una cabaña en el bosque, y vivir en íntimo contacto con la naturaleza, en una vida de soledad y sobriedad. De esta experiencia, su filosofía trata de transmitirnos la idea que resulta necesario un retorno respetuoso a la naturaleza, y que la felicidad es sobre todo fruto de la riqueza interior y de la armonía de los individuos con el entorno natural. Muchos han visto en Thoreau a uno de los precursores del ecologismo y del anarquismo primitivista representado en la actualidad por Jonh Zerzan. Para George Woodcock, esta actitud puede estar también motivada por una cierta idea de resistencia al progreso y de rechazo al materialismo creciente que caracteriza la sociedad norteamericana de mediados de siglo XIX.""Voluntary non-submission. Spanish individualist anarchism during dictatorship and the second republic (1923–1938)" Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ _A_ _B_ "2. Individualist Anarchism and Reaction". * ^ "The Free Love Movement and Radical Individualism, By Wendy McElroy". * ^ "La insumisión voluntaria: El anarquismo individualista español durante la Dictadura y la Segunda República (1923–1938)" by Xavier Díez Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "Los anarco-individualistas, G.I.A...Una escisión de la FAI producida en el IX Congreso (Carrara, 1965) se pr odujo cuando un sector de anarquistas de tendencia humanista rechazan la interpretación que ellos juzgan disciplinaria del _pacto asociativo" clásico, y crean los GIA (Gruppi di Iniziativa Anarchica) . Esta pequeña federación de grupos, hoy nutrida sobre todo de veteranos anarco-individualistas de orientación pacifista, naturista, etcétera defiende la autonomía personal y rechaza a rajatabla toda forma de intervención en los procesos del sistema, como sería por ejemplo el sindicalismo. Su portavoz es L'Internazionale con sede en Ancona. La escisión de los GIA prefiguraba, en sentido contrario, el gran debate que pronto había de comenzar en el seno del movimiento""El movimiento libertario en Italia" by Bicicleta. REVISTA DE COMUNICACIONES LIBERTARIAS Year 1 No. Noviembre, 1 1977_ Archived October 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "Proliferarán así diversos grupos que practicarán el excursionismo, el naturismo, el nudismo, la emancipación sexual o el esperantismo, alrededor de asociaciones informales vinculadas de una manera o de otra al anarquismo. Precisamente las limitaciones a las asociaciones obreras impuestas desde la legislación especial de la Dictadura potenciarán indirectamente esta especie de asociacionismo informal en que confluirá el movimiento anarquista con esta heterogeneidad de prácticas y tendencias. Uno de los grupos más destacados, que será el impulsor de la revista individualista Ética será el Ateneo Naturista Ecléctico, con sede en Barcelona, con sus diferentes secciones la más destacada de las cuales será el grupo excursionista Sol y Vida.""La insumisión voluntaria: El anarquismo individualista español durante la Dictadura y la Segunda República (1923–1938)" by Xavier Díez Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "Les anarchistes individualistes du début du siècle l'avaient bien compris, et intégraient le naturisme dans leurs préoccupations. Il est vraiment dommage que ce discours se soit peu à peu effacé, d'antan plus que nous assistons, en ce moment, à un retour en force du puritanisme (conservateur par essence).""Anarchisme et naturisme, aujourd\'hui." by Cathy Ytak Archived February 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ anne (30 July 2014). "Culture of Individualist Anarchism in Late 19th Century America" (PDF). * ^ The "Illegalists" Archived September 8, 2015, at the Wayback Machine ., by Doug Imrie (published by Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed ) * ^ Parry, Richard. The Bonnot Gang. Rebel Press, 1987. p. 15 * ^ _A_ _B_ " Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
essay The soul of man under Socialism". * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ George Woodcock . _Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements._ 1962. (p. 447) * ^ Sanders, Steven M. Is egoism morally defensible? Philosophia. Springer Netherlands. Volume 18, Numbers 2–3 / July 1988 * ^ Rachels 2008, p. 534. * ^ Ridgely, D.A. (August 24, 2008). "Selfishness, Egoism and Altruistic Libertarianism". Archived from the original on December 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-24. * ^ "Egoism - The Anarchist Library". * ^ O. Ewald, "German Philosophy
Philosophy
in 1907", in The Philosophical Review, Vol. 17, No. 4, Jul., 1908, pp. 400–26; T. A. Riley, "Anti- Statism in German Literature, as Exemplified by the Work of John Henry Mackay", in PMLA, Vol. 62, No. 3, Sep. 1947, pp. 828–43; C. E. Forth, "Nietzsche, Decadence, and Regeneration in France, 1891–95", in Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 54, No. 1, Jan., 1993, pp. 97–117; see also Robert C. Holub's _Nietzsche: Socialist, Anarchist, Feminist_, an essay available online at the University of California, Berkeley website. * ^ Macquarrie, John. _Existentialism_, New York (1972), pp. 18–21. * ^ _Oxford Companion to Philosophy_, ed. Ted Honderich, New York (1995), p. 259. * ^ Macquarrie. _Existentialism_, pp. 14–15. * ^ Cooper, D. E. _Existentialism: A Reconstruction_ (Basil Blackwell, 1999, p. 8) * ^ Marino, Gordon. _Basic Writings of Existentialism_ (Modern Library, 2004, pp. ix, 3). * ^ _Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy_ http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kierkegaard/ * ^ Watts, Michael. _Kierkegaard_ (Oneworld, 2003, pp. 4–6). * ^ Lowrie, Walter. _Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom"_ (Princeton, 1968, pp. 37–40) * ^ Corrigan, John. _The Oxford handbook of religion and emotion_ (Oxford, 2008, pp. 387–88) * ^ Livingston, James et al. _Modern Christian Thought: The Twentieth Century_ (Fortress Press, 2006, Chapter 5: Christian Existentialism). * ^ Martin, Clancy. _Religious Existentialism_ in Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism (Blackwell, 2006, pp. 188–205) * ^ Robert C. Solomon, _Existentialism_ (McGraw-Hill, 1974, pp. 1–2) * ^ D.E. Cooper _Existentialism: A Reconstruction_ (Basil Blackwell, 1999, p. 8). * ^ Ernst Breisach, _Introduction to Modern Existentialism_, New York (1962), p. 5 * ^ Walter Kaufmann, _Existentialism: From Dostoevesky to Sartre_, New York (1956), p. 12 * ^ Guignon, Charles B. and Derk Pereboom. _Existentialism: basic writings_ (Hackett Publishing, 2001, p. xiii) * ^ Hastings, James. Encyclopedia of Religion * ^ _Compact Oxford English Dictionary_. Oxford University Press. 2007. humanism _n._ 1 a rationalistic system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. 2 a Renaissance cultural movement that turned away from medieval scholasticism and revived interest in ancient Greek and Roman thought. Typically, abridgments of this definition omit all senses except #1, such as in the Cambridge Advanced Learner\'s Dictionary, Collins Essential English Dictionary, and _Webster's Concise Dictionary_. New York: RHR Press. 2001. p. 177. * ^ "Definitions of humanism (subsection)". Institute for Humanist Studies. Archived from the original on 2007-01-18. Retrieved 16 Jan 2007. * ^ Edwords, Fred (1989). "What Is Humanism?". American Humanist Association. Retrieved 19 August 2009. Secular and Religious Humanists both share the same worldview and the same basic principles... From the standpoint of philosophy alone, there is no difference between the two. It is only in the definition of religion and in the practice of the philosophy that Religious and Secular Humanists effectively disagree. * ^ Moore, Andrew (1 January 2013). Zalta, Edward N., ed. _The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy_. Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University
Stanford University
– via Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. * ^ "libertine" – via The Free Dictionary. * ^ "WordNet Search - 3.1". * ^ René Pintard (2000). _Le Libertinage érudit dans la première moitié du XVIIe siècle_. Slatkine. p. 11. ISBN 978-2-05-101818-0 . Retrieved 24 July 2012. * ^ Amesbury, Richard (1 January 2016). Zalta, Edward N., ed. _The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy_. Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University
Stanford University
– via Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. * ^ A Martyr to Sin * ^ "About the Author" in Rand 1992 , pp. 1170–71 * ^ Tucker said, _"the fact that one class of men are dependent for their living upon the sale of their labour, while another class of men are relieved of the necessity of labour by being legally privileged to sell something that is not labour. . . . And to such a state of things I am as much opposed as any one. But the minute you remove privilege. . . every man will be a labourer exchanging with fellow-labourers . . . What Anarchistic- Socialism
Socialism
aims to abolish is usury . . . it wants to deprive capital of its reward."_Benjamin Tucker. _Instead of a Book_, p. 404 * ^ Wayne Gabardi, review of _Anarchism_ by David Miller, published in _American Political Science Review_ Vol. 80, No. 1. (Mar., 1986), pp. 300—02. * ^ According to scholar Allan Antliff , Benjamin Tucker
Benjamin Tucker
coined the term "philosophical anarchism," to distinguish peaceful evolutionary anarchism from revolutionary variants. _Antliff, Allan. 2001. Anarchist Modernism: Art, Politics, and the First American Avant-Garde. University of Chicago Press. p. 4_ * ^ Outhwaite, William & Tourain, Alain (Eds.). (2003). Anarchism. The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought (2nd Edition, p. 12). Blackwell Publishing * ^ Michael Freeden identifies four broad types of individualist anarchism. He says the first is the type associated with William Godwin that advocates self-government with a "progressive rationalism that included benevolence to others." The second type is the amoral self-serving rationality of Egoism , as most associated with Max Stirner. The third type is "found in Herbert Spencer
Herbert Spencer
's early predictions, and in that of some of his disciples such as Donisthorpe , foreseeing the redundancy of the state in the source of social evolution." The fourth type retains a moderated form of Egoism and accounts for social cooperation through the advocacy of market. _Freeden, Michael. Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-829414-X . pp. 313–14_. * ^ Tucker, Benjamin R., _Instead of a Book, by a Man too Busy to Write One: A Fragmentary Exposition of Philosophical Anarchism_ (1897, New York) * ^ Broderick, John C. Thoreau's Proposals for Legislation. American Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Autumn, 1955). p. 285 * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ Horst Matthai Quelle. _Textos Filosóficos (1989-1999)_. p. 15 * ^ Hudelson, Richard (1 January 1999). "Modern Political Philosophy". M.E. Sharpe – via Google Books. * ^ David Conway . _Classical Liberalism: The Unvanquished Ideal._ Palgrave Macmillan. 1998. ISBN 978-0-312-21932-1 p. 8 * ^ Kevin Carson. _Organization Theory: A Libertarian Perspective_. BOOKSURGE. 2008. p. 1 * ^ Mutualist.org Introduction * ^ Miller, David. 1987. "Mutualism." The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Blackwell Publishing. p. 11 * ^ Tandy, Francis D., 1896, _Voluntary Socialism
Socialism
_, chapter 6, paragraph 15. * ^ Miller, Wilbur R. (2012). _The social history of crime and punishment in America. An encyclopedia._ 5 vols. London: Sage Publications. p. 1007. ISBN 1412988764 . "There exist three major camps in libertarian thought: right-libertarianism, socialist libertarianism, and ..." * ^ Bookchin, Murray and Janet Biehl. _The Murray Bookchin
Murray Bookchin
Reader_. Cassell, 1997. p. 170 ISBN 0-304-33873-7 * ^ Hicks, Steven V. and Daniel E. Shannon. _The American journal of economics and sociolology_. Blackwell Pub, 2003. p. 612 * ^ "It implies a classless and anti-authoritarian (i.e. libertarian) society in which people manage their own affairs" I.1 Isn\'t libertarian socialism an oxymoron? at An Anarchist FAQ * ^ "unlike other socialists, they tend to see (to various different degrees, depending on the thinker) to be skeptical of centralized state intervention as the solution to capitalist exploitation..." Roderick T. Long . "Toward a libertarian theory of class." _Social Philosophy
Philosophy
and Policy_. Volume 15. Issue 02. Summer 1998. Pg. 305 * ^ _A_ _B_ "So, libertarian socialism rejects the idea of state ownership and control of the economy, along with the state as such. Through workers' self-management it proposes to bring an end to authority, exploitation, and hierarchy in production." "I1. Isn´t libertarian socialism an oxymoron" in An Anarchist FAQ * ^ "Therefore, rather than being an oxymoron, "libertarian socialism" indicates that true socialism must be libertarian and that a libertarian who is not a socialist is a phoney. As true socialists oppose wage labour, they must also oppose the state for the same reasons. Similarly, libertarians must oppose wage labour for the same reasons they must oppose the state." "I1. Isn´t libertarian socialism an oxymoron" in An Anarchist FAQ * ^ "Their analysis treats libertarian socialism as a form of anti-parliamentary, democratic, antibureaucratic grass roots socialist organisation, strongly linked to working class activism." Alex Prichard, Ruth Kinna, Saku Pinta and Dave Berry (eds) Libertarian Socialism: Politics
Politics
in Black and Red. Palgrave Macmillan, December 2012. pg. 13 * ^ " ...preferringa system of popular self governance via networks of decentralized, local voluntary, participatory, cooperative associations. Roderick T. Long . "Toward a libertarian theory of class." _Social Philosophy
Philosophy
and Policy_. Volume 15. Issue 02. Summer 1998. Pg. 305 * ^ "What is of particular interest here, however, is the appeal to a form of emancipation grounded in decentralized, cooperative and democratic forms of political and economic governance which most libertarian socialist visions, including Cole's, tend to share." Charles Masquelier. _Critical theory and libertarian socialism: Realizing the political potential of critical social theory._ Bloombury. New York-London. 2014. pg. 189 * ^ Mendes, Silva. _Socialismo Libertário ou Anarchismo_ Vol. 1 (1896): " Society
Society
should be free through mankind's spontaneous federative affiliation to life, based on the community of land and tools of the trade; meaning: Anarchy
Anarchy
will be equality by abolition of private property (while retaining respect for personal property ) and liberty by abolition of authority ". * ^ "...preferring a system of popular self governance via networks of decentralized, local, voluntary, participatory, cooperative associations-sometimes as a complement to and check on state power..." * ^ Rocker, Rudolf (2004). _Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice_. AK Press . p. 65. ISBN 978-1-902593-92-0 . * ^ "LibSoc share with LibCap an aversion to any interference to freedom of thought, expression or choicce of lifestyle." Roderick T. Long . "Toward a libertarian theory of class." _Social Philosophy
Philosophy
and Policy_. Volume 15. Issue 02. Summer 1998. pp 305 * ^ "...what categorizes libertarian socialism is a focus on forms of social organization to further the freedom of the individual combined with an advocacy of non-state means for achieving this." Matt Dawson. _Late modernity, individualization and socialism: An Associational Critique of Neoliberalism._ Palgrave MacMillan. 2013. pg. 64 * ^ "What is implied by the term 'libertarian socialism'?: The idea that socialism is first and foremost about freedom and therefore about overcoming the domination, repression, and alienation that block the free flow of human creativity, thought, and action...An approach to socialism that incorporates cultural revolution, women's and children's liberation, and the critique and transformation of daily life, as well as the more traditional concerns of socialist politics. A politics that is completely revolutionary because it seeks to transform all of reality. We do not think that capturing the economy and the state lead automatically to the transformation of the rest of social being, nor do we equate liberation with changing our life-styles and our heads. Capitalism is a total system that invades all areas of life: socialism must be the overcoming of capitalist reality in its entirety, or it is nothing." "What is Libertarian Socialism?" by Ulli Diemer. Volume 2, Number 1 (Summer 1997 issue) of _The Red Menace_. * ^ "The Soviet Union Versus Socialism". _chomsky.info_. Retrieved 2015-11-22. Libertarian socialism, furthermore, does not limit its aims to democratic control by producers over production, but seeks to abolish all forms of domination and hierarchy in every aspect of social and personal life, an unending struggle, since progress in achieving a more just society will lead to new insight and understanding of forms of oppression that may be concealed in traditional practice and consciousness. * ^ " Authority
Authority
is defined in terms of the right to exercise social control (as explored in the "sociology of power") and the correlative duty to obey (as explred in the "philosophy of practical reason"). Anarchism is distinguished, philosophically, by its scepticism towards such moral relations – by its questioning of the claims made for such normative power – and, practically, by its challenge to those "authoritative" powers which cannot justify their claims and which are therefore deemed illegitimate or without moral foundation."_Anarchism and Authority: A Philosophical Introduction to Classical Anarchism_ by Paul McLaughlin. AshGate. 2007. p. 1 * ^ Individualist anarchist Benjamin Tucker
Benjamin Tucker
defined anarchism as opposition to authority as follows "They found that they must turn either to the right or to the left, — follow either the path of Authority
Authority
or the path of Liberty. Marx went one way; Warren and Proudhon the other. Thus were born State Socialism
Socialism
and Anarchism...Authority, takes many shapes, but, broadly speaking, her enemies divide themselves into three classes: first, those who abhor her both as a means and as an end of progress, opposing her openly, avowedly, sincerely, consistently, universally; second, those who profess to believe in her as a means of progress, but who accept her only so far as they think she will subserve their own selfish interests, denying her and her blessings to the rest of the world; third, those who distrust her as a means of progress, believing in her only as an end to be obtained by first trampling upon, violating, and outraging her. These three phases of opposition to Liberty
Liberty
are met in almost every sphere of thought and human activity. Good representatives of the first are seen in the Catholic Church and the Russian autocracy; of the second, in the Protestant Church and the Manchester school of politics and political economy; of the third, in the atheism of Gambetta and the socialism of Karl Marx." Benjamin Tucker . _ Individual
Individual
Liberty._ * ^ Anarchist historian George Woodcock report of Mikhail Bakunin 's anti-authoritarianism and shows opposition to both state and non-state forms of authority as follows: "All anarchists deny authority; many of them fight against it." (p. 9)...Bakunin did not convert the League's central committee to his full program, but he did persuade them to accept a remarkably radical recommendation to the Berne Congress of September 1868, demanding economic equality and implicitly attacking authority in both Church and State." * ^ "It is forgotten that the early defenders of commercial society like (Adam) Smith were as much concerned with criticising the associational blocks to mobile labour represented by guilds as they were to the activities of the state. The history of socialist thought includes a long associational and anti-statist tradition prior to the political victory of the Bolshevism in the east and varieties of Fabianism in the west. John O´Neil." _The Market: Ethics, knowledge and politics_. Routledge. 1998. Pg. 3 * ^ "In some ways, it is perhaps fair to say that if Left communism is an intellectual- political formation, it is so, first and foremost, negatively – as opposed to other socialist traditions. I have labelled this negative pole ‘socialist orthodoxy’, composed of both Leninists and social democrats...What I suggested was that these Left communist thinkers differentiated their own understandings of communism from a strand of socialism that came to follow a largely electoral road in the West, pursuing a kind of social capitalism, and a path to socialism that predominated in the peripheral and semi- peripheral countries, which sought revolutionary conquest of power and led to something like state capitalism. Generally, the Left communist thinkers were to find these paths locked within the horizons of capitalism (the law of value, money, private property, class, the state), and they were to characterize these solutions as statist, substitutionist and authoritarian." Chamsy el- Ojeili. _Beyond post-socialism. Dialogues with the far-left._ Palgrave Macmillan. 2015. pg 8 * ^ Sims, Franwa (2006). _The Anacostia Diaries As It Is_. Lulu Press. p. 160. * ^ A Mutualist FAQ: A.4. Are Mutualists Socialists? Archived 2009-06-09 at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "It is by meeting such a twofold requirement that the libertarian socialism of G.D.H. Cole could be said to offer timely and sustainable avenues for the institutionalization of the liberal value of autonomy..." Charles Masquelier. _Critical theory and libertarian socialism: Realizing the political potential of critical social theory._ Bloombury. New York-London. 2014. pg. 190 * ^ "Locating libertarian socialism in a grey area between anarchist and Marxist extremes, they argue that the multiple experiences of historical convergence remain inspirational and that, through these examples, the hope of socialist transformation survives." Alex Prichard, Ruth Kinna, Saku Pinta and Dave Berry (eds) _Libertarian Socialism: Politics
Politics
in Black and Red._ Palgrave Macmillan, December 2012. pg. 13 * ^ "Councilism and anarchism loosely merged into ‘libertarian socialism’, offering a non-dogmatic path by which both council communism and anarchism could be updated for the changed conditions of the time, and for the new forms of proletarian resistance to these new conditions." Toby Boraman. "Carnival and Class: Anarchism and Councilism in Australasia during the 1970s" in Alex Prichard, Ruth Kinna, Saku Pinta and Dave Berry (eds). Libertarian Socialism: Politics
Politics
in Black and Red. Palgrave Macmillan, December 2012. pg. 268. * ^ Murray Bookchin, _Ghost of Anarcho-Syndicalism_; Robert Graham , _The General Idea of Proudhon's Revolution_ * ^ Kent Bromley, in his preface to Peter Kropotkin 's book _The Conquest of Bread _, considered early French utopian socialist Charles Fourier to be the founder of the libertarian branch of socialist thought, as opposed to the authoritarian socialist ideas of Babeuf and Buonarroti ." Kropotkin, Peter . _The Conquest of Bread_, preface by Kent Bromley, New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1906. * ^ "(Benjamin) Tucker referred to himself many times as a socialist and considered his philosophy to be "Anarchistic socialism." _An Anarchist FAQ _ by Various Authors * ^ French individualist anarchist Émile Armand shows clearly opposition to capitalism and centralized economies when he said that the individualist anarchist "inwardly he remains refractory – fatally refractory – morally, intellectually, economically (The capitalist economy and the directed economy, the speculators and the fabricators of single are equally repugnant to him.)""Anarchist Individualism
Individualism
as a Life and Activity" by Emile Armand * ^ Anarchist Peter Sabatini reports that In the United States "of early to mid-19th century, there appeared an array of communal and "utopian" counterculture groups (including the so-called free love movement). William Godwin 's anarchism exerted an ideological influence on some of this, but more so the socialism of Robert Owen and Charles Fourier
Charles Fourier
. After success of his British venture, Owen himself established a cooperative community within the United States at New Harmony, Indiana during 1825. One member of this commune was Josiah Warren (1798–1874), considered to be the first individualist anarchist "Peter Sabatini. "Libertarianism: Bogus Anarchy" * ^ "It introduces an eye-opening approach to radical social thought, rooted equally in libertarian socialism and market anarchism." Chartier, Gary; Johnson, Charles W. (2011). _Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate
Corporate
Power, and Structural Poverty_. Brooklyn, NY:Minor Compositions/Autonomedia. Pg. Back cover * ^ Vallentyne, Peter; Steiner, Hillel; Otsuka, Michael (2005). "Why Left- Libertarianism Is Not Incoherent, Indeterminate, or Irrelevant: A Reply to Fried" (PDF). _ Philosophy
Philosophy
and Public Affairs_. Blackwell Publishing, Inc. 33 (2). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-03. Retrieved 2013-07-23. * ^ _A_ _B_ Narveson, Jan ; Trenchard, David (2008). "Left libertarianism". In Hamowy, Ronald . _The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism_. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE ; Cato Institute
Cato Institute
. pp. 288–89. ISBN 978-1-4129-6580-4 . LCCN 2008009151 . OCLC
OCLC
750831024 . doi :10.4135/9781412965811.n174 . * ^ Bookchin, Murray and Biehl, Janet (1997). _The Murray Bookchin Reader_. Cassell: p. 170. ISBN 0-304-33873-7 * ^ "Foldvary, Fred E. Geoism and Libertarianism. The Progress Report". Progress.org. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-26. * ^ Karen DeCoster, Henry George
Henry George
and the Tariff Question, LewRockwell.com , April 19, 2006. * ^ Will Kymlicka (2005). "libertarianism, left-". In Ted Honderich. _The Oxford Companion to Philosophy_. New York City: Oxford University Press . * ^ Chartier, Gary. Johnson, Charles W. (2011). _Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate
Corporate
Power, and Structural Poverty_. Minor Compositions. pp. 1–11. ISBN 978-1570272424 * ^ Serena Olsaretti, Liberty, Desert and the Market: A Philosophical Study, Cambridge University Press, 2004, 14, 88, 100. * ^ Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Philosophy
entry on Libertarianism, Stanford University
Stanford University
, July 24, 2006 version. * ^ "The most ambitious contribution to literary anarchism during the 1890s was undoubtedly Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
_The Soul of Man under Socialism_. Wilde, as we have seen, declared himself an anarchist on at least one occasion during the 1890s, and he greatly admired Peter Kropotkin , whom he had met. Later, in _De Profundis_, he described Kropotkin's life as one "of the most perfect lives I have come across in my own experience" and talked of him as "a man with a soul of that beautiful white Christ that seems coming out of Russia." But in _The Soul of Man under Socialism_, which appeared in 1890, it is Godwin rather than Kropotkin whose influence seems dominant." George Woodcock. _Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements._ 1962. (p. 447) * ^ _wlo:dek. "Emil Armand " Anarchist Individualism
Individualism
as a Life and Activity"". * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _Imperfect garden : the legacy of humanism_. Princeton University Press. 2002. * ^ "Dictionary.com - The world\'s favorite online dictionary!". Archived from the original on 2010-11-19. * ^ "Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy".

NOTES

* ^ Related, arguably synonymous, terms include _libertarianism_, _left-wing libertarianism_, _egalitarian-libertarianism_, and _libertarian socialism_.

* Sundstrom, William A. "An Egalitarian-Libertarian Manifesto Archived October 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine .." * Bookchin, Murray and Biehl, Janet (1997). _The Murray Bookchin Reader_. New York:Cassell. p. 170. * Sullivan, Mark A. (July 2003). "Why the Georgist Movement Has Not Succeeded: A Personal Response to the Question Raised by Warren J. Samuels." _ American Journal of Economics and Sociology _. 62:3. p. 612.

FURTHER READING

* Albrecht, James M. (2012) _Reconstructing Individualism
Individualism
: A Pragmatic Tradition
Tradition
from Emerson to Ellison_. Fordham University Press. * Brown, L. Susan (1993). _The Politics
Politics
of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal Feminism, and Anarchism _. Black Rose Books. * Dewey, John . (1930). _ Individualism Old and New _. * Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1847). _Self-Reliance_. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. * Gagnier, Regenia. (2010). _Individualism, Decadence and Globalization: On the Relationship of Part to Whole, 1859–1920_. Palgrave Macmillan . * Dumont, Louis (1986). _Essays on Individualism: Modern Ideology in Anthropological Perspective_. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press . ISBN 0-226-16958-8 . * Lukes, Steven (1973). _Individualism_. New York: Harper & Row . ISBN 0-631-14750-0 . * Meiksins Wood, Ellen . (1972). _ Mind
Mind
and Politics: An Approach to the Meaning of Liberal and Socialist
Socialist
Individualism_. University of California Press . ISBN 0-520-02029-4 * Renaut, Alain (1999). _The Era of the Individual_. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press . ISBN 0-691-02938-5 . * Shanahan, Daniel. (1991) _Toward a Genealogy of Individualism_. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press . ISBN 0-87023-811-6 . * Watt, Ian . (1996) _Myths of Modern Individualism._ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-48011-6 . * Barzilai, Gad . (2003). _Communities and Law._ Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-11315-1 . * Fruehwald, Edwin, "A Biological Basis of Rights", 19 _Southern California Interdisciplinary Law
Law
Journal_ 195 (2010).

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