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Ideology and the ideologists

Author: Lewis S Feuer
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2010.
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Examines the common causal patterns in the development of differing ideologies, arguing that any ideology is composed of three ingredients: a Mosaic myth; characteristic philosophical tenets  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis S Feuer
ISBN: 9781412814423 1412814421
OCLC Number: 939027316
Description: xvii, 219 p.
Contents: Introduction to the Transaction EditionPrefaceCHAPTER I. THE STRUCTURE AND INGREDIENTS OF IDEOLOGY1. The Three Ingredients in Ideology2. The Mosaic Revolutionary Myth: the Invariant Ingredient3. The Jacobic Myth of the Elect4. The Mosaic Myth among the Classical Ideologists5. The Mosaic Myth in Non-Marxian Ideologya. African Negritudeb. Fascismc. Nationalism6. The Historical Determination of the Chosen ClassCHAPTER II. THE PHILOSOPHICAL TENETS IN IDEOLOGY: THE LAW OF WINGS AND THE LAW OF ALTERNATION1. Ideology and the Re-anthropomorphization of the World2. The Principle of Wings in the Ideological Use of Philo sophical Ideasa. Kantianismb. Utilitarianismc. Pragmatismd. Positivisme. Nietzscheanismf. Bergsonianismg. Idealism and Transcendentalismh. Determinism and Historicismi. Existentialism3. The Psychological Basis for the Laws of Wings and Alternation of Ideas4. Periodic Movements in Ideology5. The Laws of Wings and Alternation in Soviet Ideology6. The Law of Wings in Ancient Ideology: The Case of StoicismCHAPTER III. THE GENERATIONAL BASIS FOR IDEOLOGICAL WAVES1. Generational Revolt as the Source for Ideological Revolt: The Cycle of the New Wave and De-ideologization2. The Power of the Generational Circle in Compelling Ideological Conversion3. The Recurrent Waves of the De-ideologization and Their Irrelevance to the Successor'Generational Postulates'4. Clusters in Ideological Periods and Ideological Mobility5. Conservatism and the GenerationsCHAPTER IV. THE TRAITS OF THE IDEOLOGICAL MODE OF THOUGHT: LOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL1. The Empirical Ingredient2. Isomorphic Projection upon the Universe3. Twofold Theory of Truth4. Anti-Truth and Marginal Intellectuals5. The Insurgence against Value-Neutrality6. The Authoritarianism of the Master Ideologists7. The Masochist Pole in the Ideologist's Psyche8. The Totalist Presupposition9. Catchwords10. Gemeinschaft and Anti-Semitism11. Regression to PrimitivismCHAPTER V. IDEOLOGY AND SOCIETY1. The Indifference of the Working Classes to Ideology2. Variations of Societies as'Ideology-Prone'3. Britain and the United States as Relatively Non-Ideological4. Ideology and Religion: The Divergence of Intellectuals and Workers5. The Women's Movement and Feminist Ideology 173CHAPTER VI. IDEOLOGISTS, PROPHETS, AND INTELLECTUALS1. Ideological and Scientific Definitions of'Ideology'2. The Distinction between Philosophy and Ideology3. The Basic Consequence of Ideology: The Irrationalization of Human Life4. Prophets as Ideologists: the Prophetic Masochists5. Intellectuals are IdeologistsBIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTEINDEX
Responsibility: Lewis S. Feuer ; with a new introduction by Irving Louis Horowitz.


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