Re: definitions of individualism
Tue, 26 Jan 1999 23:41:28 -0600

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 16:25:09 -0800 (PST) "Lee Daniel Crocker" < (none)> writes:

>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
>and participate in societies only insofar as it serves my selfish
>interests. Apparent altruism and benevolence are just rational methods
>serving my long-term goals.

That's a nice definition, though I think it might be better suited to radical egoism than to radical individualism.

Also, there seems to be a bit of confused ontology here. Did you mean to say that everything in the universe exists only for your own personal benefit? If you did, could you please elucidate?


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