> Individualism is the idea that the individual is ontologically primary
> and exists in her own right and for her own sake; as opposed to the view
> that individuals are properly subordinate in some sense to the society
> in which they take part.
Nice, but not quite radical enough for me. Not only to /I/ exist in my own right and for my own sake, but /everything/ in the universe exists only for my own personal benefit. I choose to interact with others and participate in societies only insofar as it serves my selfish interests. Apparent altruism and benevolence are just rational methods of serving my long-term goals.
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