from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that asserts individuality by independence of thought and action.
- n. An advocate of individualism.
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- n. Someone who believes in individualism
- n. Someone who does as they wish, unconstrained to external influences
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a person who pursues independent thought or action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who accepts any theory or doctrine of individualism.
- Of or pertaining to individualism; individualistic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by or expressing individuality
- n. a person who pursues independent thought or action
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And I will use the term individualist anarchism in a broad sense, to describe any position that (1) denies the legitimacy of any form of (monopoly) government authority, (2) on individualist ethical grounds.
In terms of the enneagram, which breaks people down into nine types, I am a four, otherwise known as the individualist or the tragic romantic.
A libertarian is very much the individualist, which is a wild card, and as a result, I have found that it's almost impossible to maintain friendships with them.
Thus it includes, but is not limited to, the specific nineteenth and early twentieth-century socialist movement known as individualist anarchism, whose members included Benjamin Tucker, Victor Yarros, and Voltairine de Cleyre.
Liberal feminism is distinguished from libertarian feminism aka individualist feminism by its belief in government solutions for social problems; it is, for example, rare to find a liberal feminist who does not support welfare policies to help the poor.
Hayek's work moved economics from a world of logical givens and non-marginalist assumptions to a fully "individualist" explanatory system where unique entrepreneurial learners in a context of changing relative prices provided the causal explanatory "variable".
(The provision in our own Constitution that forbids punishment by "corruption of blood" – disinheriting the children of traitors – is a good example of the kind of individualist moral scruples that seem to have passed Scheuer by.)
They describe her as the kind of individualist who represents what they think their state is about, the sense of independence and they call her a reformer.
Mencken was, in fact, a libertarian and an "individualist".
I hope that what will emerge is a sense that it is possible in the Christian tradition, and perhaps in others too, to hold a robust doctrine of revelation, to stand firm against a particular kind of individualist liberalism in theology and politics, and still to recognise the historical forces that are at work in our reception of revealed truth and the complexities of authority in a world of necessarily changing perceptions and pressures.