POL214Y1 Lecture : Socio-economic setting

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What makes for equality: what is ideology? brooks says ideology is ever present, and we all have ideologies whether we accept it or not. Comes out of french revolution, by rationalists and supporters of the revolution, whosaw freedom of thought and expression as the results/accomplishments of the rev. They hoped to develop a science of ideas; ideologists committed to the science of ideas, to get a true understanding of human nature to help us organize our society to ensure it operates harmoniously. Def. a body of ideas that reflects the needs and desires of a culture group of people. Expresses the most fundamental ideas of the nature individual and the nature of society and the nature of relationship of both (liberal definition) liberal because individual is prime. Others don"t see and individual separate from society. Ideologies are interpretations of society, that offer vision of how society and gov ought to be organized, based on philosophical principles.

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