publication . Article . 2012

Views on individualism during Enlightment and in the XXth century : overview of chosen concepts

Markwart, Anna;
Open Access Polish
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Zeszyty Naukowe Towarzystwa Doktorantów UJ
  • Country: Poland
The problem of individualism, egoism and social relations is often considered the core of modern ethical and social theories. The article presents how the concept of individualism is understood in chosen perspectives of modern and contemporary social philosophy. Due to its complexity, this notion is approached as a methodological, ethical and social notion. Numerous possibilities of looking at individualism cause problems with defining the concept itself. This issue is connected to the concepts of egoism and social activity of an individual, on which the theories of a democratic state and liberal economy are based. Individualism can be understood primarily as a ...
free text keywords: Friedrich August von Hayek, wolność, liberalizm, Alexis de Tocqueville, współczesne spojrzenie inspirowane nowożytnym indywidualizmem, Adam Smith, indywidualizm a egoizm – wzajemne relacje, pojęcie indywidualizmu w wybranych koncepcjach filozofii społecznej
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