10 abril 2009


Como sou um cara maneiro, digito aqui um trecho do início do livro Individualism and Economic Order:

What, then, are the essential characteristics of true individualism? The first thing that should be said is that its is primarily a theory of society, an attempt to understand the forces which determine the social life of man, and only in the second instance a set of political maxims derived from this view of society. This fact should by itself be sufficient to refute the silliest of the common misunderstandings: the belief that individualism postulates (or bases its arguments on the assumption of) the existence of isolated or self-contained individuals, instead of starting from men whose whole nature and character is determined by their existence in society.