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"Classical Individualism" - Full book in PDF
« on: February 05, 2014, 08:51:59 PM »
Classical Individualism: The Supreme Importance of Each Human Being (1998) is Tibor R. Machen's seminal work on the philosophy of Classical (ethical) Individualism.

Classical Individualism is a rational, consistent philosophy of free will; by which each person relates to himself, family, friends, society, and finally government as a sovereign individual and moral agent. In other words, "I am responsible for who I am, and what I do; and my purpose in life is to be the best 'me' I can be."

Classical Individualism is a moral philosophy. The philosophy rejects collectivism (of all types) and subjective individualism (a la Hobbes) with equal vigor.

The book is available for download here.
Government is the negation of liberty.
  -Ludwig von Mises