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By Nancy Sue Love

A better half to "Understanding Dogmas and desires: A Text", this paintings introduces the reader to the background and evolution of the most different types of political ideology together with socialism, fascism, anarchism, conservativism, liberalism and democracy. a brand new part has been further on environmentalism.

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For Marx, then, ideology is an obstacle to democracy. It prevents the oppressed class from understanding and challenging the sources of its oppression. Indeed, Marx fears that democracy itself may become an ideology. As you see in the selections by him in this book, he distinguishes between political emancipation and human emancipation. Political emancipation grants individual rights but without eliminating economic oppression. Freedom remains illusory because economic circumstances prevent people from exercising it.

Knowledge for us involves separation from the subjecthere, an ideologyand mastery over it. Our epistemological stance is to doubt, to criticize. As my students tell me, they read Karl Marx to understand how he is different and why he is wrong. Genuine understanding, however, involves intimacy and equality between self and subject. A connected knower cares about how others understand themselves and tries to see them in their own terms. Connected knowers are, for the purposes of understanding, believers.

15. Macridis, Contemporary Political Ideologies, 3. 16. Ibid. Page xxiii 17. : Prentice Hall, 1986), 7. 18. Sargent, Contemporary Political Ideologies, II. Sargent also acknowledges that many use the latter two terms interchangeably, as I do. 19. Macridis, Contemporary Political Ideologies, 3. 20. Richard Ashcraft, Political Theory and the Problem of Ideology, Journal of Politics 42 (August 1980): 687705. 21. Alison M. : Rowman and Allenheld, 1983), 16. 22. , Women's Ways of Knowing (New York: Basic Books, 1986), chap.

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