Essays on Individuality

Essays on Individuality

Essays on Individuality

Essays on Individuality

Excerpt

The twelve essays composing this volume were originally prepared for a "Symposium on Individuality and Personality" held at the Princeton Inn, Princeton, New Jersey, September 12 to 18, 1956. Most of them have been somewhat revised by the authors, in the light of the symposium discussions, and are now submitted to public consideration as a comprehensive survey of this vital and timely subject.

This symposium was sponsored by The Foundation for American Studies, which in a preliminary announcement noted that since the close of World War II "an increasing number of scholars have turned their attention to the problem of man's freedom in the face of modern society's seemingly irresistible urge to socialize and regiment the thought and action of the individual." It was to give close analysis to the far-reaching implications of this trend that the Foundation gathered together, for free and untrammeled discussion, a group of men "whose writings have shown a particular awareness of the . . . challenge to . . . individual privacy, responsibility, and self-determination. . . ."

The only instruction given to those whose contributions follow was that each should "approach the topic of the sym-

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