Someone, No One: An Essay on Individuality


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Examining the concept of individuality and the ideology of individualism in terms of a dialectic between the self and the social order, the author draws a distinction between the person as an identity—a “someone”—who conforms to social roles and norms, and the individual as a nonidentity—a “no one”—who holds particular nonconformist perceptions of truth that result in conscious and independent moral discrimination and innovation.

Originally published in 1979.

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