The Fallacy of Free Will

One of the key tenets of individualism is that of free will, and by extension, personal responsibility, a phrase that has seen plenty of use by New Right pundits and politicians when discussing issues of social mobility and discrimination. The reason for this is that conservative ideas often seem fairer than they are when you... Continue Reading →

Collectivising My Thoughts

What is it to be ‘collective’? Well, in my opinion, to support collectivism in any way one must have the vaguest semblance of the idea of community. You might spot someone riding the bus, making friendly chatter with the lady in front, or the man to his left – all regular fellow travellers perhaps. Alternatively,... Continue Reading →

The Debate in Today’s Youth

To me, this debate will always be to some extent a case of Tories vs Labour, and the core beliefs associated with each party. To readers who may not understand these concepts, collectivism is defined as ‘the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it.’ In other words, working together... Continue Reading →

Are We Not Bored of Binaries Yet?

Ah! Individualism vs Collectivism: the age-old, philosophical debate! But, do we really need to be having it? Hm, I’m not so sure. All the political theory books that dominate Cambridge wider reading lists are trying to answer this question – whether they say so or not – because politics is, at its core, about how... Continue Reading →

Individualism vs Collectivism on Discrimination

When this issue’s theme first came out, my thoughts first gravitated to writing  my article on individual vs collectivism in terms of the economy. However, this article is going to focus on individualism vs collectivism from a social point of view, the key idea being that collectivism increases discrimination in society, as a result of categorising... Continue Reading →

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