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the soul of man under socialism

Oscar Wilde

1. selfishness and altruism

  1. exaggerated altruistic virtues
  2. original virtue through disobedience
  3. selfishness is to make claims upon others
  4. perfections charity and conformity
  5. sympathy with joy is naturally rare
  6. to sympathise with a friend’s success

2. Individualism Realisation Receptivity and Imaginative Medium

  1. art as mode of individualism
  2. true artist and amusing craftsman
  3. to create for the artistic joy
  4. receptivity and imaginative medium
  5. be thyself and the ideas of Jesus
  6. the soul of man under socialism

3. State, Public, Society and Art

  1. social classes partial realisation
  2. confusion of private property
  3. individualism and family life

4. The State as a Voluntary Association

5. the slavery of the machine

6. conformity and artistic novelty:

7. community and authority over art:

8. Analytical and Psychological

  1. healthy and unhealthy work of art
  2. pain provisional mode of realisation:
  3. russia perfection by pain

9. healing fiction and healing fiction

  1. philosophy in interpretative symbolic fiction
  2. progress is the realisation of Utopias
  3. change predictable human quality
linked mentions for "the soul of man under socialism":
  1. art is individualism

    George Orwell summarised, “In effect, the world will be populated by artists, each striving after perfection in the way that seems best to

  2. the slavery of the machine

    It is mentally and morally injurious to man to do anything in which he does not find pleasure. It is impossible to sweep the streets with mental,

  3. selfishness and altruism

    from the soul of man under socialism, by Oscar Wilde: exaggerated altruistic virtues original virtue through disobedience selfishness is to make

  4. exaggerated altruistic virtues

    Altruistic impulses of charity, benevolence, and the like are admirable, though misdirected intentions — degrade and demoralise … It is much more

  5. original virtue through disobedience

    Man’s original virtue is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion. Sometimes the poor are

  6. perfections charity and conformity

    There are as many perfections as there are imperfect men. And while to the claims of charity a man may yield and yet be free, to the claims of

  7. selfishness is to make claims upon others

    Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live, always aims at creating around it an absolute

  8. sympathy with joy is naturally rare

    When man has realised Individualism, he will also realise sympathy and exercise it freely and spontaneously. All sympathy is fine, but sympathy with

  9. to sympathise with a friend’s success

    Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature—it requires, in fact, the nature of a true

  10. community and authority over art

    The barbarous conception of authority and the recognition of popular authority are fatal. It comes from the natural inability of a community

  11. confusion of private property

    Property has so many duties that its possession to any large extent involves endless claims upon one, endless attention to business. If property had

  12. journalism supplies insatiable curiosity

    The public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone, and can be made as offensive as the brickbat. They at once sought for the

  13. progress is the realisation of Utopias

    Progress is the realisation of Utopias. A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one

  14. individualism realisation receptivity and imagination

    art as mode of individualism true artist and amusing craftsman to create for the artistic joy receptivity and imaginative medium be thyself and the

  15. change conformity, disobedience, and novelty

    original virtue through disobedience art as mode of individualism to create for the artistic joy public beauty and novelty change predictable human

  16. russia perfection by pain

    No one who lived in modern russia perfection by pain could possibly realise his perfection except by pain. A few Russian artists have realised