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Individualism vs. Collectivism

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royalpaladin
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/2/2012 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 6,037 times Debate No: 25407
Debate Rounds (3)
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AntiState

Con

Individualism or collectivism, which philosophy is superior?

I will defend collectivism, thus the opponent will be a proponent of individualism.
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Individualism: Individualism is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that stresses "the moral worth of the individual". Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires and so value independence and self-reliance while opposing external interference upon one's own interests by society or institutions such as the government.

Collectivism: Collectivism is any philosophic, political, religious, economic, or social outlook that emphasizes the interdependence of every human being. Collectivism stresses the priority of group goals over individual goals and the importance of cohesion within social group. Collectivists usually focus on community, society or nation/country.

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There are no regulations, I simply ask for the opponent to be respectful of my opinions as I will be respect toward your opinions.

royalpaladin

Pro

Please note the definitional objection I made in the comments. External interference can exist under individualism so long as the interference in consensual.
Debate Round No. 1
AntiState

Con

AntiState forfeited this round.
royalpaladin

Pro

Individualism is superior because it respects autonomy. My opponent conceded and deactivated his account. Vote for me, I guess.
Debate Round No. 2
AntiState

Con

AntiState forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by justmee666 3 years ago
justmee666
Individualism allows for social darwinist bourgeoisie to run rampant to their advantage. If this is the case go live in the wild, alone grow your own food. As well, to hold ones individuality is a lot more difficult to be accepted in todays monetary system. Individualism is selfish and does not work for all but the few.
Posted by royalpaladin 4 years ago
royalpaladin
I am Anarchist Communist. Anarchist Communism is an individualist/egoist philosophy.
Posted by MouthWash 4 years ago
MouthWash
Thought royal was a communist?
Posted by royalpaladin 4 years ago
royalpaladin
Like, external interference can exist so long as people agree to let it exist (i.e. consent)/
Posted by royalpaladin 4 years ago
royalpaladin
I will take this debate, but I disagree with the definition of individualism such that there is external interference from the government.
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Reasons for voting decision: If I hadn't murdered Con in his sleep before he could argue I suspect that this would have been a decent debate.
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