Man and society are two realities. Individualistic philosophers believe that man can live without society, implying that before he became part of a society, he was an individual in his own right; that for the security of his property, rights and life or for the attainment of some other goal, man created society. Socialist philosophers believe that man and society cannot be separate; both have equal importance in human development. The Jain concept of anekanta, plurality, defines man and society in relation to each other. In a man both individualistic and social traits are found; his capabilities define his individuality. Their expressions are part of his social skills. That is why individuals and society are different from one another. Man’s individuality can never be non-existent.