Hegel and the history of human nature

society, history

An awesome article that shows what the history in – I suppose mostly Western – thinking is with respect to individualism and communalism, starting with Socrates asking people to question tradition. It is very readable, so head on over to the article, which concludes with how today the way we think is still changing and what the challenges and effects are. The (on these timescales) recent phenomenon of the lonely city dweller is a predictable outcome of this history. Truth denying twitterers as well.