The science of ideas.
A theory of the origin of ideas which derives them exclusively from sensation.
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.
Ideas at the basis of a political or economic theory. Also refers to the thinking that characterises one part of society.
Doctrine, opinion, way of thinking.
A system of beliefs and values that explains society and prescribes the role of government.
Combined doctrines, assertions, and intentions of a social or political group that justify its behavior.
The consciously shared ideas and beliefs that members of a society have about themselves and the world around them.
(I·de·OL·o·gy). Cultural symbols and beliefs that reflect and support the interests of specific groups in a society.
the doctrines, opinions, or way of thinking of a person, group, or nation; sets, constellations and systems of ideas based on superiority/inferiority
A set of beliefs, or mass consciousness, that is shared by a group of individuals and that dictates their attitudes and behaviors.
In general usage, refers to the body of doctrine, myth and symbols of a social movement, a social class or institution. Many sociologists use the term with particular reference to the set of beliefs, attitudes and/or practices that overtly or covertly serve the interests of one particular group, government or social class as opposed to serving universal interests.
A set of ideas which refers to reality not to elucidate and transform it but to veil and justify it in the imagination, which makes it possible for people to say a thing and to do another.
an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
a body of ideas created for a purpose
a body of ideas that reflects the needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class, or culture
a body of ideas which reflects the beliefs and values of a nation and its political system
a coherent set of values for the political structure and some of the govt policies
a collection of ideas
a combination of ideas about self and world reflecting the needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class and or culture
a competition over the control of political language and political thinking
a complex of ideas or
a comprehensive system of concepts and beliefs held by an individual or group
a consistent and integrated system of ideas, values, and beliefs about who should get what, when, and how
a defined doctrine about the best form of social and political organization
an idea, or entire belief system, that serves to justify the injustices of the social system
a picture of how society should be and how a society is justified
a political creed designed as a guide to action for masses of human beings
a self-contained system of belie that offers an explanation of past social and economic events, makes predictuions about future events, and indicates what kinds of behaviour are appropriate for people in a society
a set of beliefs about how the world works
a set of beliefs and ideas that provide individuals and groups with a framework for thinking about key social issues and making sense of the world around them
a set of beliefs and values held by the members of a social group, which explains its culture both to itself and to other groups
a set of beliefs and values which distort the truth and serve to preserve the status quo, that is, the existing relations of production
a set of doctrines or beliefs
a set of ideas or values which form a coherent view of the social world
a set of ideas that explains what makes society tick and what its values are
a set of ideas that reflect a point of view
a set of ideas that supports the power of a ruling group
a systematic and comprehensive political doctrine based on rational principles which provides both an explanatory theory of society and a prescriptive program of mass action
a system of belief held in common by a group of people within a society
a technology writ large and applied to society as a whole
a theory of ideas about ideas
a thought-system that predisposes a person, group or society to ask certain questions, and to ignore -- or even to resist asking -- certain other questions
a worldview that makes sense of prevailing political conditions and suggests ways of improving them
a system of ideas, principles, and values that characterize the belief system of a community.
a comprehensive set of political, economic, and social views or ideas, particularly concerned with the form and role of government
How we as individuals understand the world in which we live. This understanding involves an interaction between our individual psychologies and the social structures that surround us. Mediating between these are the individual processes of communication as well as the technological processes of the mass media. These ideas are usually related to the distribution of power.
An organized system of values and opinions which form the basis of a social, political, or economic agenda. Informed by a culture, ideologies often take the form of rules, codes, or guiding principles.
A complex set of ideas that strives to explain, justify, legitimate, and perpetuate the circumstances in which a collectivity finds itself. It provides a basis for explaining situations, guiding behaviour, imparting meaning to life, instilling a common bond among group members, and making sense of the world.
At the most general level, ideology refers to process by which the set of values and beliefs that bind individuals together in a society become “naturalized.” The belief and value systems of any given society are the outcome of history , that is, of collective human activity that gives shape (in large and small ways) to the characteristic features of a society. Ideology names those social and political processes that directly and indirectly mask or hide this historical process by making everyday life seem natural, inevitable and unchangeable. The claim that capitalism is the only rational form of economic organization is often ideological in this way, especially when what this claim suggests is that history was inevitably moving towards a world-wide capitalist system anyway: people did nothing to bring it about and can do nothing to stop it. This is false, and ideology is often at work in attempts to make false statements sound not only like the truth, but like common sense. See also Close-Up box 2.1 in textbook.
system of ideas that explains and legitimates the actions and interests of a specific sector (e.g., class) of society
A set of political beliefs held by an individual that guide the individual's actions and opinions. | Jessica's ideology determined her vote that day. [ Lesson 6
An ideology is a set of ideas about how the country should be run. Each Party in the Parliament has its own ideology. This will help them to decide about the policies that they want the Parliament to put into place.
The complex of ideas based on principles and axioms, which in as such are not questionable nor submitted to criticism or revision. It can be of religious, political or sociological character, and implies a whole of beliefs, attitudes and behaviours for which the individuality loses in part the exercise of the eleutheria, adhering to what which does not come from itself but from the outside. It is characteristic of every ideology the lack of critical sense and the clear conviction of what which "good" is and what which "evil" is. Every doubt is dispensed on the theoretical plan and it concerns only the act and proceed ways for the triumph of it. The single men, as "ideology-depending" and "homologated" can (in the set) become that human totality to which is often given the "mass" denomination.
A belief system that determines and guides the structure of a government and its relation to its citizens.
the doctrines, opinions, or way of thinking of an individual, class, etc.; specifically, the body of ideas on which a particular political, economic, or social system is based; a set of beliefs about the world
A relatively coherent system of values, beliefs, ideas shared by some social group and often taken for granted as natural or inherently true.
a framework of beliefs that guides actions
A body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class, or culture.
An integrated system of ideas about politics, values, and culture. Those who espouse an ideology are sometimes criticized as rigid and narrow-minded.
This is a set of political and economic principals and beliefs about society.
Another Marxist term ordinarily meaning "false consciousness"; more generally, a system of ideas in the service of some group. Ideology usually is used to maintain, augment or usurp power from some group.
a set of linked ideas with reference to a political or cultural plan
A belief system or set of basic beliefs about politics and government that are related in a coherent fashion.
system of beliefs, and more particularly a system of beliefs which influences the kinds of behaviour approved of and disapproved of by a group. In a political context, the system of beliefs that shapes the policy of a party. This term has further technical meanings as, for example, in Marxism
set of beliefs and goals of a social or political group that explain or justify the group's decisions and behavior.
The body of ideas and beliefs common in a society or culture that controls (or at least , tries to control) how we as participants in the society or culture view the world and understand or place within it. Ideological beliefs may be expressed and acted upon consciously and unconsciously. As usually understood, their most significant effect is to define our power in relation to others; who has power over whom, and why they must have it or keep it.
A group of beliefs and values, usually secular, which govern the actions and outlooks of a society or group of people.