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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