The Evolution of Western Individualism, Part II of II


Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich

At the December 11, 2018 meeting of Owl & Ibis – A Confluence of Minds yours truly presented Part II of II of The Evolution of Western Individualism, “Individualism in the 20th and 21st Centuries, A Closer Look.” A PDF of the evening’s slideshow is here.

This presentation was Part II of II of The Evolution of Western Individualism. The following handouts were given at the meeting – Handout 1, Handout 2. As always, comments and questions about the presentation, slideshow and handouts are welcome. Topics covered during the presentation included:

Recap of Part I

Collectivism as a Reactionary Force

Measuring Individualism/Collectivism by Geert Hofstede

The Historical Spread of Individualism Beyond the West

Objectivism by Ayn Rand

Individualism in the U.S.

The Modern Rise of Individualism Outside the West

Neoliberalism & Individualism by Noam Chomsky

Closing Thoughts

   Individualism-Group Equilibrium

   Individualism and Morality

Individualism by John Steinbeck

Individualism by Oscar Wilde

The PDF for Part I, “From the East African Rift to Silicon Valley,” is here.