Moral IndividualismMoral Individualism
Plato held that the highest ethical good is thesame for everyone; insofar as one approachesmoral perfection, one resembles other morallyperfect individuals.
Kierkegaard, the first writer to call himself existential, insisted that the highest good for theindividual is to find his or her unique vocation. Hewrote: “I must find a truth that is true for me . .. the idea for which I can live or die.”
Nietzsche further contended that the individualmust decide which situations count as moralsituations.