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The opposite of individualism. The belief or socio-economic policy which states that the interests of the collective outweigh the interests of the individual and that the individual exists solely to serve the collective. Under collectivism the individual is subordinate to the collective.
Utilitarianism, Communism, and to some extent all statist philosophies practice collectivism.
by GaleryonTheMystic December 08, 2007
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