individualism

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the set of behavioral or personal characteristics by which an individual is recognizable

Synonyms for individualism

a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence

the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs

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It is because her crimes, like the travels of Robinson Crusoe, are rooted in the dynamics of economic individualism that Moll Flanders is essentially different from the protagonists of the picaresque novel.
Bozeman concludes that the public value approach to dangerous science is superior to the considerations of economic individualism, but Richard Posner, a prominent proponent of a strain of economic individualism known as law and economics, wrote a provocative book, Catastrophe: Risk and Response, warning of the dangers of science untamed by public oversight.
It seems sometimes to designate an economic individualism directed against the restrictions of an organic society (48, 54, 79) while at other times denoting an ideal that envisioned the possibility of betterment, including moral and spiritual growth, for every person (8-9, 176).
argues correctly for a communitarian anthropology to restrain economic individualism and socialist collectivism; with equal accuracy he finds statements of such a communitarian anthropology in the Christian social-ethical traditions.
Their eventual social and political integration came with the larger society's adoption of their ideology of economic individualism.
Beyond this, the alliance endorses the so-called American way: free enterprise, economic individualism, government deregulation, and so on.
Because of its close association with economic individualism, freedom of contract was increasingly challenged in the twentieth century.
Higonnet argues that the Jacobins' defense of economic individualism was not driven by a simple defense of property or support for capitalism, but that they saw economic issues as an extension of personal freedom.