December 12, 2018

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.

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.