ideology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ideology imaginary or visionary theorization
    • n ideology an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ideology 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.
    • Ideology (Metaph) A theory of the origin of ideas which derives them exclusively from sensation.
    • Ideology The science of ideas.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ideology The science of ideas or of mind; a name applied by the later disciples of the French philosopher Condillac to the history and evolution of human ideas, considered as so many successive forms or modes of certain original or transformed sensations; that system of mental philosophy which derives knowledge exclusively from sensation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ideology ī-de-ol′o-ji the science of ideas, metaphysics
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Quotations

  • Russell Crowe
    Russell Crowe
    “I like villains because there's something so attractive about a committed person -- they have a plan, an ideology, no matter how twisted. They're motivated.”
  • Eugene Ionesco
    Eugene%20Ionesco
    “Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.”
  • John Le Carre
    John Le Carre
    “Ideologies have no heart of their own. They're the whores and angels of our striving selves.”
  • Carl Jung
    Carl%20Jung
    “Our blight is ideologies -- they are the long-expected Antichrist!”
  • Richard A. Nelson
    Richard A. Nelson
    “If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practice ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall%20Mcluhan
    “The successor to politics will be propaganda. Propaganda, not in the sense of a message or ideology, but as the impact of the whole technology of the times.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ideo-, + -logy,: cf. F. idéologie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. idea, idea, logia, discourse.

Usage

In literature:

The war that began in 1939 came to be expressed in terms which were even more ideological than had been true of the First World War.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
The NuPrometheus caper was a complex, highly ideological, and very hacker-like crime.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
I know these have no ideology, no race.
"United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches" by Various
The governing ideology has withdrawn all authority from custom, from religion, from the State.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
When an ideology attracts people, it is less due to its sophistication than to the promises it holds out.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
He sends his ideology to the right about and thus becomes easily manageable.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Enamoured with the new ideology of free marketry cum democracy, the West first assumed the role of the omniscient.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Intellectualism is based on the category of judgment, and judgment too is a ideological attitude.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
In their ideology, as will be remembered, the Chinese gentry were always in favour of Confucianism.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
They should be destroyed because their ideology does not agree with yours.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
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In news:

Now he explains their ideology.
The paper is a Noah's Ark of the Arab world, encompassing every imaginable political and ideological shade.
The college students who so offended Goldberg were dead right: People blinded by their own ideology are narrow- minded and backward-thinking.
We all know that Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed dozens of people in attacks last Friday, was motivated by a toxic mélange of far-right ideology largely revolving around his intense hatred of Islam.
Co-editors explore how racist ideology affects whites.
An Ideology Takes Up Arms Against Peace.
Jerry Brown urged lawmakers of both political parties to get out of their comfort zones and rise above ideology for the good of the state in a 16-minute inauguration speech Monday.
(Sept 16, 2010) Once again — see this week's "Mailbox" — my neighbor Neal Latt upbraids the Journal for ideological impurity when it comes to matters Arklish.
Among the atrocities committed by Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Hitler was the silencing of artists, killed or forced to adhere to ideology.
A few Republicans and Democrats are turning away from their party's ideology.
The Post reports that the committee overhaul is "rattling" some HHS staff members, who say such widespread ideological changes at the agency haven't been seen since the beginning of the Reagan administration in 1981.
It is the specter of ideological overreach.
Tea Party Ideology Driving a Wedge in Republican Party Politics.
No matter how far the ideological pendulum swings in the short term, in the end the bedrock common sense of the American people will prevail.
Barack Obama's surprisingly non-ideological policy shop .
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In science:

If K ~Q is Galois, then the action of Gal(K ~Q) on K extends to an action and these K -ideologies may be multiplied according to an obvious analogue of ral, c.f.
Real Algebraic Number Theory II. Ideological Arithmetic
The classes of badly approximable, (very) well approximable and Liouville matrices arithmetic of nonprincipal ideologies.
Real Algebraic Number Theory II. Ideological Arithmetic
In the special case of a single form the dual groups give rise to an ideological partially acts on the set of r × s matrices ˜Mr,s (R) inducing ideological isomorphisms that preserve the matrix ideological product. C.
Real Algebraic Number Theory II. Ideological Arithmetic
Denote ∗ ˜Z = ∗ (Z[X ]) the ring of (possibly infinite degree) nonstandard polynomials and laws play in Mahler’s classification it is natural to introduce ideologies based on the ∗Z ∶= (∗Z)[X ] the subring of finite degree polynomials.
Real Algebraic Number Theory II. Ideological Arithmetic
For each θ we define the (degree filtered) Frobenius ideology∗ ˜Z(θ) = {∗ ˜Z ¯ν (θ)∗ ˘d} for ¯µ, ¯ν ∈ ☆PRε and ∗ ˘d the Frobenius class of the degree ∗d.
Real Algebraic Number Theory II. Ideological Arithmetic
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