The Individual—The Basic Component of Society

  • Erik W. Aslaksen


Individuals are the basic building blocks of society, and this chapter examines some characteristics of individuals that are important to this role, including intelligence and will, and defines and elaborates the central concept of identity. A simple model of intelligence is proposed, and a number of factors-both internal, such as our concept of freedom, and external, such as the complex structure of society-influencing its operation are considered.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gumbooya Pty LtdAllambie HeightsAustralia

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