question 23 -- - 23-Explain the difference in meaning Mill attaches to individualism versus individuality First of all for Mill there is a distinct and

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23-Explain the difference in meaning Mill attaches to “individualism” versus “individuality” First of all, for Mill there is a distinct and crucial difference between individuality and individualism. Individuality is moral idea of character that develops itself by choosing its own course. You cannot train someone to become an individual; it has to be built by the person. On the other hand, individualism, introduced with Smith, refers to individual freedom in economic sphere. It is the freedom to use your labor and capital in competition for wealth with out any interference by the government. According to Mill, fostering the individuality will help individuals to develop moral capacities and thus
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Unformatted text preview: contribute to social progress. However he believes that individualism is economically selfish and capitalist upper class people would only practice it. Yet, his concept of individuality aims the development of both individual and others around by helping them. It is also crucial to understand the socio-economic environment in the 19 th century when analyzing this difference. Quest of individualism is to grant economic freedom to all and this was promised by the capitalist system. Thus Mill’s “individuality” refers to humanitarian belief in human nature and “individualism” refers to economic freedom....
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