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Philosophy Political

Ideology, Philosophy and Politics

by (author) Anthony Parel

Calgary Institute, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Initial publish date
Mar 1983
Political, Essays, Logic
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These twelve essays, together with the editor's introduction, examine the relationship of ideology to philosophy and politics. Part one deals with theoretical underpinnings of ideology: definitions are posited, and the relationship of ideology to thought itself, to use and abuse of theory, to social theory, to the epistemology of politics, to technology, and to political culture are discussed. Part two treats ideology in its historical context, dealing with the word as introduced by Destutt de Tracy in 1798 and looking both forward and backward at such enquirers in the field as Aristotle, Bacon, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Karl Mannheim, and Leo Strauss.

The volume presents original and provocative insights into the meanings and uses of ideology, as well as into specific "ideologies." The essays will be of importance to students of philosophy and sociology of knowledge, political scientists, and historians.

About the author

Anthony Parel, Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary, has edited The Political Calculus: Essays on Machiavelli’s Philosophy, Calgary Aquinas Studies, and co-edited Theories of Property: Aristotle to the Present (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1979).

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