"The discovery of wholes, and the primacy of wholes, occurred also in fields other than aesthetics. An example is the criticism of atomistic individualism in social philosophy. This criticism meant the revival, although in a strengthened form, of the classical idea of the social nature of man. The individual is conceivable only as a part of human society, not per se, as an isolated atom." -- Claes Ryn, Will, Imagination and Reason, p. 52


  1. On the debate between individualism and society, I am on the side of Richard Dawkins.

    We are all selfish insofaras it helps protect and survive our genes and we are all altruistic insofaras as it helps protect and survive our genes.

    1. My God, Prateek, I used to have some respect for you!