SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
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Society and the Individual is considered as a member of a social whole and the relation between society and the individual as an organic relation. A complete view of society would also be a complete view of all the individuals, and vice versa. Most people not only think of individuals and society as more or less separate and antithetical, but they look upon the former as antecedent to the latter. The life of the human species, like that of other species, must always have been both general and particular, must always have had its collective and distributive aspects. Human nature is thus divided into individualistic or non-social tendencies or faculties, and those that are social. Thus, certain emotions, as love, are social; others, as fear or anger, are unsocial or individualistic. Some writers have even treated the intelligence as an individualistic faculty, and have found sociality only in some sorts of emotion or sentiment.