An Analysis of the Relationship between Individual Consciousness and the Social World in Max, Gilman, and Mill This philosophical study will analyze the individual consciousness and the social world in the writings of John Stewart Mill, Karl Marx, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The often individualistic form of self-consciousness that Mill defines in On Liberty reveals his own strong socialistic views on the nature of self validation versus that of gaining a Marxist communist or collective form of gratification in defining his own type of “liberty.” However, Mill and Gilman both find a deeper sense of social obligation on the part of social relationships between people to collectively lessen the impact of individual needs, but only for the...The end:
.....tance of social collectivism, yet it is Mill and Gilman who are far more similar in their understanding of how social and individual consciousness should be integrated through Socialist ideas and practices. Works Cited Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution. New York: Courier Dover Publications, 1998. Marx, Karl. “The Communist Manifesto.” The Marx-Engels Reader. Eds. Robert C. Tucker. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2nd edition, 1978. ---. “Ideology in General, German Ideology in Particular.” The Marx-Engels Reader. Eds. Robert C. Tucker. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2nd edition, 1978. Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty. New York: Dover, 2002.