What is Ideology? - What is ideology-concept can be dated...

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What is ideology? -concept can be dated in history-couldn've have thought of before that moment-"conditions" of pocibility of ideology-changes in RNSCE and re-enforced in early modern period allows ideology to emerge-new outlook of RNSCE is the result of the rising merchant class-rising merchant class earns a living by trade (for material gain)-outlook will be practical and propose new ethics which made usful = good-brings changes and modifications to philosopy -philosopher no longer think of the best world, but the best possible world-takes into account human needs and capacities-best possible society (creation of) leades to the betterment of all-ideology was born at the time of French revolution-created by french elinghtment philospher Antoine Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836)-the age of enlightment was a widespread philosophical movement-sought to see that individuals could decide through reason how to act and become happy (through reason)-(all 3 main ideologies strive for happiness, but have different ways of attaining it)-reason must be the primary authority in our lives-enlightment thought could be the most alequient expression of the changes in outlook (need to be practical), the change in ethics, the need for philosophers to think of the best possible society-enlightment philosophers will distriguish themselces from more traditional (particularly medevil)-more practical in the outlook-interested in the bettermet of humanity-refuse the other wordly nature of the other philosopers-not as interested in the city of God as is in the city of men-in order to emphesize the break with medevil thought, Antoine saysy:-"we should no longer speak of philosophy. let us replace it with ideology"-philosophy is too tainted by medival outlook-term ideology better reflects the inlightment -ideology - science of ideas-practicl study of ideas-aims at transforming the worl and making it the better place-when the term ideology appears for the first time, it becomes a huge success-widely used-comes to designate a small group of extremely influencial thinkers-"society of ideologists" founded in 1795-also includes Volney and Cabannis-members of this avagard society were convinced that only practical knowledge can change the world-if we are to change the world, we would have to create social reforms-turn to education-must access education to teach people how to become better and how to become happy-political positions that this society of ideologists will athear to will put them at conflict with abitious Nepoleon-for diff reasons, Nepoleon calls the society dreamers, utopians and makers of ideas-visious apposition to the society-because he had both views of politics-bans political and moral science in 1812-the term ideology will aquire a negatice connotation due to the ban-no longer good to be considered as ideologists-dreamers, utopains, etc are very far from de Tracy's ideas-he wanted practical ideas as we can see them

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