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Individualism regards man – each man – as an independent and sovereign entity that possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. Individualism holds that a civilized society, or any other form of peaceful association, cooperation or coexistence between men, can only be achieved on the basis of the recognition of individual rights – and that a group as such has no rights but rights Of its members.
Individualism, therefore, can be considered as a philosophical, moral or political position. And those people who are within this way of understanding life will seek to meet their own goals with self-sufficiency and independence, opposing external interventions about their personal choices. That is why they are against the authority of the institutions on their individual freedom.
Economic individualism is based on the belief that the laws of the market have sufficient rationality to function without intervention or with minimal State intervention. Such individualism presupposes the private ownership of the means of production and freedom in the market, both to acquire commodities and to acquire sources of labor.
As we can discern it by its name, the individual is the center of individualism, as in other doctrines such as liberalism or anarchism. This means that the individual is the elementary unit of a system. Each individual (unit) is different and has its own particularities and capabilities.
Another notion of great importance for the individualist model is the concept of freedom. The freedom valued by the protagonists of the primacy of rights is a freedom by which men are assumed to be able to conceive different alternatives of life, to get to define what they really want and to discern certain rules that are willing to to accept. It is also assumed that men are able to have rational beliefs and autonomous desires or that by the monkeys have the means to distinguish between these and those who are not.

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