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  • Hayke's Arguments Against Collectivism

    Hayke argues that a collectivist system is inherently incompatible with democracy rooted in an individualist liberalism tradition, regardless of the intention of the planner. Collectivism, Hayke points out, defends central planning by a "unitary end" (63) that conforms to the "general welfare" (64). To define the common end in a particular social context requires a single standard that ranks individual preferences. Due to the lack of a comprehensive system of "ethical code" (64) with universal consensus, however, such ranking is impossible, and so is a measurement of "the welfare and the happiness of millions" that alone can justify collectivism (64). As a result, other than a limited set of social ends unanimously deemed desirable, for…

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  • Collectivism In Ayn Rand's Anthem

    Anthem, a fictional novel written by Ayn Rand, depicts the portrayal of collectivism in a strictly totalitarian society. The society based in Anthem differs from the society in the United States because individuality, technology, and education are all uncommonly correlated. Ayn Rand defines Equality 7­2521, the protagonist, as being against his collective society and has him discover the significance of individuality. Rand reveals the fears of collectivism that holds his society back from…

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  • Relationship Between Individualism And Collectivism

    Individualist vs Collectivist An individualistic culture is one where individuals value and appreciate their freedom and personal independence (McLean, 2010). Often times the individual will require some assistance, but the outcome still comes from the individual themselves. In an individualistic culture individual rights take center stage, independence is highly valued, dependency is looked down upon, and people are self-reliant (Cherry, 2016). People tend to be strong, assertive, self-reliant…

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  • Intellectivistic Differences

    traits do not predict satisfaction with life but they can influence other factors like self-esteem and the quality of relationships, which can control judgements about satisfaction with life (Bhullar, Schutte & Malouff, 2012). However, in India (a collectivistic culture) participants demonstrated lower levels of depression, stress, and anxiety. This shows that being collectivistic can come with expectations that may have added an advantage in terms of mental health results. The researchers did…

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  • The Struggle Between Mark Zuckerberg And The Social Network

    believe in or is it better for them to submit in the name of peace? If one sides with the protestors actions then they believe in a society that values individualistic actions and beliefs. If one sides against the protestors then they either believe in trumps values or they believe that it is necessary to yield one’s individualism for the greater good. Focusing solely on those opposed to Trump the second option will not be discussed leaving essentially an argument between individualism and…

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  • Culture Value Orientation Analysis

    One example of this, is that media can influence whether a culture is more collectivistic or more individualistic. If a culture is more collectivistic, that insinuates that their obligation is linked to a sense of duty to a group and an interdependence between members of their culture (Neuliep, 2014, p. 51). On the other hand, if a culture is more individualistic, the members will be more concerned with a personal independence (Neuliep, 2014, p. 50). Mass media are large contributors to this…

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  • The Explicative Philosophy Of Equality 7-2521's Sin

    The Explicative Philosophy of Equality 7-2521’s Sin Equality 7-2521’s initial assessment that his mind was saturated with sin, was an incessant and learned ideology. In fact, it was the nucleus of his entire being. In the novella, Anthem, there was a single moral principle that all humans lived by; All are equal ––anything or anyone who does not follow this principle was a transgressor. The dystopian society’s definition or psychology of sin is an extreme inverse reflection of what Ayn…

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  • Indonesia Cultural Analysis

    Indonesia is part of Southern Asia culture cluster which holds values in strong family connections and a deep concern for their communities. (West,2016) Provided is a picture that shows the overall cluster’s societal practices and values. “For the overall cluster’s societal practices are high on group collectivism (5.87), power distance (5.39), and humane orientation (4.72) and low on gender egalitarianism (3.28). The other cultural dimensions are rated in the mid-range, around an average of 4.…

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  • Individualism In Louis Lowry And Ayn Rand's The Giver And Anthem?

    In the past children’s literature has been dominated by the agenda of religious institutions, the censorship of well-meaning adults and the pragmatic practice of inserting life lessons into children’s books (Glazer, 466). While these different interest groups have had a strong hold on children’s literature for many decades both Louis Lowry and Ayn Rand have not only written works, The Giver and Anthem, that address the dangers of special interest groups encroaching on the education and literacy…

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  • Rand's Philosophy On Human Nature In Anthem, By Ayn Rand

    The constant demand for innovation in our American society calls for independence and knowledge. Ayn Rand creates a world that values collectivism, control, and obedience in Anthem. The novel Anthem summarizes Rand’s philosophy on human nature. Although the society in Anthem satirizes the communist government Rand had lived in, today’s society is antithetical to this dystopian world. Ayn Rand wrote Anthem as a satire to the rise of communism and fascism in her time, and thus the government…

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