Tells you how you fit into the world (in the big picture) Tells us how to live your life. It"s not just anything that ends in ism Use of power from a state (state terrrorism) More or less everyone thinks that democracy is a good idea. Religion: emphasizes god and afterlife (they tend too, not always) Ideologies are about life on earth (more) Will have an account of human motivation. Not as if freedom is just for liberals. An agent needs to be free to pursuit a goal. Obstacles can be physical or mental (a false believe) A is free from b to achieve, be, or become c. Each individual may be free as long as they dont harm people (liberal) Orginial meaning of revolution was return to an earlier condition. Overthrowing the old order (cause it sucks and it is corrupt) Take it out by the root of the problem.