we recently were discussing whether society exists or not.
A related topic is "What is individualism".
I would be interested in pithy definitions: here is one to start the ball rolling.
"Individualism [is] the practice of living in terms of coherent desires under the rule of law. [It] unleashed, for better or worse, everything that makes the modern West dynamic and innovative." Kenneth Minogue (Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of London), 1999, 'Times Literary Supplement', 8 i.
Not far short of Ayn Rand. Coherent desires is good. Law is good, but Minogue's definition doesn't specify the law system.
Who can do better?