May 19, 2010


Individualism and collectivism are both social repercussions of the belief in the immortality of the soul.
The individual turns in on himself, examines himself, observes himself, and discovers his individuality, or he turns out from himself, projects himself, disperses himself, and confuses himself with a collectivity, according to whether he believes, or does not believe, in an incorruptible tribunal.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 197

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  1. The original Spanish is:

    Tanto individualismo como colectivismo son repercusiones sociales de la creencia en la inmortalidad del alma.
    El individuo se vierte hacia adentro, se examina, se observa y descubre su individualidad, o se vierte hacia fuera, se proyecta, se dispersa, y se confunde con una colectividad, según crea, o no crea, en un incorruptible tribunal.