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Capitalism and Individualism

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Capitalism and Individualism

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Tibor R. Machen


The purely economic view of individualism, homo economicus, cannot provide a basis for understanding human reality. Machan mounts a robust argument for a conception of the individual that recognizes the values of the free market and civil liberties but avoids licensing the unbridled pursuit of self-interest.

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Finding the economic definition of individualism morally repugnant, Machan (philosophy, Auburn U.) seeks to establish a more palatable philosophical basis for a free-market society that avoids both unbridled selfishness and the collective subjugation of Marxism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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