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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ideology \I`de*ol"o*gy\, n. [Ideo- + -logy: cf. F. id['e]ologie.]
The science of ideas.
(Metaph.) A theory of the origin of ideas which derives them exclusively from sensation.
Note: By a double blunder in philosophy and Greek, id['e]ologie . . . has in France become the name peculiarly distinctive of that philosophy of mind which exclusively derives our knowledge from sensation.
--Sir W. Hamilton.
A set or system of theories and beliefs held by an individual or group, especially about sociopolitical goals and methods to attain them; in common usage, ideology is such a set of beliefs so strongly held by their adherents as to cause them to ignore evidence against such beliefs, and thus fall into error -- in this sense it is viewed as a negative trait; contrasted to pragmatism, and distinct from idealism.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1796, "science of ideas," originally "philosophy of the mind which derives knowledge from the senses" (as opposed to metaphysics), from French idéologie "study or science of ideas," coined by French philosopher Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836) from idéo- "of ideas," from Greek idea (see idea) + -logy. Later used in a sense "impractical theorizing" (1813). Meaning "systematic set of ideas, doctrines" first recorded 1909.Ideology ... is usually taken to mean, a prescriptive doctrine that is not supported by rational argument. [D.D. Raphael, "Problems of Political Philosophy," 1970]
n. 1 doctrine, philosophy, body of beliefs or principles belonging to an individual or group. 2 The study of the origin and nature of ideas.
Ideology is a collection of beliefs held by an individual, group or society. It can be described as a set of conscious and unconscious ideas which make up one's beliefs, goals, expectations, and motivations. An ideology is a comprehensive normative vision that is followed by people, governments, or other groups that is considered the correct way by the majority of the population, as argued in several philosophical tendencies (see political ideologies). It can also be a set of ideas proposed by the dominant class of society such as the elite to all members of society as suggested in some Marxist and critical-theory accounts. While the concept of "ideology" describes a set of ideas broad in its normative reach, an ideology is the ideas expressed in concepts such as worldview, imaginary and ontology.
Ideology refers to the system of abstracted meaning applied to public matters, thus making this concept central to politics. Implicitly, in societies that distinguish between public and private life, every political or economic tendency entails ideology, whether or not it is propounded as an explicit system of thought. In the Althusserian sense, Ideology is "the imaginary relation to the real conditions of existence".
Ideology is the first instrumental solo album of American musician and composer David Harbour.
Usage examples of "ideology".
Such treatment by the authorities soon led some socialist leaders to despair of ever achieving their goals by parliamentary means and to embrace more radical ideologies, such as syndicalism and anarchism.
Its leadership was inexperienced, and its ideology was too vague to have any immediate relevance to the deep-seated problems besetting Iraq in the early 1960s.
The white-power fist The biker believes the Nazi ideology that whites are the superior race.
Rudolf Ramm, Kurt Blome, Gerhard Wagner, and Walter Gross all believed absolutely in their ideology, theory, and linguistic paradigms.
From the moment that the divinity of Christ is denied, or that, thanks to the efforts of German ideology, He only symbolizes the man-god, the concept of mediation disappears and a Judaic world reappears.
Zoroastrian dualism, the same arrogant assumption that the Goddess could be banished, when all that was banished was a poorly differentiated mythos that many ecofeminists have severely reinterpreted to fit their ideology.
Its an experience of the living fact of the entelechy of the planet, and without that experience we wander in a desert of bogus ideologies, but with that experience, the compass of the self can be set.
And this lack of old-style irredentism and expansionism reflects not only ideology, international reality and contemporary culture but also prudence and the strong and bitter historical memories which permeate European society.
This theme attracted the sympathy of liberals everywhere, especially in the political context of a powerful conservative ascendancy in Western Europe and in the cultural context of philhellenic ideologies that had entered widely into European classicism and Romanticism.
Dostoyevsky, the news item, whether it was a crime of passion, a vast confidence trick or financial catastrophe, a scandalous verdict, a personal or collective attempt at arson, a suicide caused by despair or ideology, a train crash, children plotting against their father, or the numerous cases of ill-treated children, had its roots deep in changeable reality and its appalling or amazing oddity revealed the subterranean upheavals of society.
Brod wanted to prove that Janacek belonged to the national tradition and that he was every bit as good as the great Smetana, idol of the Czech national ideology.
Americans, regardless of party affiliation or ideology, especially since the Supreme Courtprior to this casewas among the last institutions whose integrity remained above reproach.
When acting in that capacity, they have taken an oath to be politically blind to the identity, party affiliation, and ideology of the litigant-candidates whose case is before them.
The Senate and the president could begin by jointly appointing a nonpartisan commission to gather the names of the two dozen or so most distinguished lawyers and judges in the nation, assessed by peer review under the broadest criterion of greatness, without regard to party affiliation, race, gender, ideology, or other such factors.
Anarchy or anarchistic theory is the only ideology that is in the least bit optimistic.