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Unformatted text preview: Thursday, October 23, 2008 Ideology and Ideologies Rawlss theory says that justice requires a distribution of resources that: Is to get great benefit of the least advantaged Ideology and Ideologies Thinking Determines Action-9/11: Why? Part of the explanation is radical Islam-anti-globalization protests: Why? Part of the explanation is a rejection of corporate capitalism Ideologies-systems of ideas with histories, that is they change over time-what these ideas t ry to do is to aim to shape social change-dynamic: Ideologies adapt to historical circumstances -the origin of ideology, the word itself stems from the French Revolution Ideology: Origin & Key Parts Destutt de Tracy (1790s): Science of ideas-ideology was originally meant to be the study of ideas, it was very strongly anti- Catholic church-Now (2008): Social/ Political worldviews-four functions: explanation, evaluation, orientation, prescription Explanation-why is the social/political/economic world the way it is?...
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