Ideology and the Ideologists

Overview

The revival of ideology, which began early in the second half of the last century, has led to reconsideration of the following questions: What underlies the pattern of the rise and decline of the ideological mode of thought? What leads young intellectuals to search for an ideology? What accounts for the changes in ideological fashion over time and nation, and shifts from one set of philosophical tenets to another? Who indeed are the ""intellectuals?"" Studies of ideology have tended to range themselves for or ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (2) from $35.95   
  • New (2) from $35.95   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$35.95
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(82)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Paper Back New

Ships from: Wichita, KS

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$59.77
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23484)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

The revival of ideology, which began early in the second half of the last century, has led to reconsideration of the following questions: What underlies the pattern of the rise and decline of the ideological mode of thought? What leads young intellectuals to search for an ideology? What accounts for the changes in ideological fashion over time and nation, and shifts from one set of philosophical tenets to another? Who indeed are the ""intellectuals?"" Studies of ideology have tended to range themselves for or against particular viewpoints, or have concerned themselves with defining perspectives. The purpose of this book is to examine the common causal patterns in the development of various differing ideologies. Feuer finds that any ideology may be said to be composed of three ingredients: The most basic and invariant is some form of Mosaic myth. Every ideology also has its characteristic philosophical tenets spreading from left to right, which conform to the cycle of ideas; and, finally, an ideology must be taken up by some section of the population who can translate it into action.

Intellectuals in generational revolt find in some version of the ideological myth a charter and dramatization of their emotions, aims, and actions. Since each generation of intellectuals tends to reject its predecessors' doctrines, a law of intellectual fashion arises the alternation of philosophical doctrines. Ideology has inevitably made for an authoritarian presumption on the part of master-intellectuals and marginal ones and assumes their antagonism to objective truth and science. It is Feuer's contention that only when intellectuals abandon ideology in favor of science or scholarship will an unfortunate chapter in the history of human unreasonbe overcome.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A highly original work of great value to advanced under-graduates in sociology and political science.” —Choice
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412814423
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/19/2010
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lewis S. Feuer was professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. Formerly he has taught sociology and philosophy at the University of California in Berkeley, the University of Vermont, and the University of Toronto. He is the author of Marx and the Intellectuals; The Scientific Intellectual; Psychoanalysis and Ethics; and The Conflict of Generations. He has recently been honored with a volume of essays in his honor entitled Philosophy, History and Social Action.

Irving Louis Horowitz (1929-2012) was Hannah Arendt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University. He was the founder and served as chairman of the board and editorial director of Transaction Publishers. A prolific writer, he authored more than fifty books, as well as hundreds of articles and essays.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition Preface CHAPTER I. THE STRUCTURE AND INGREDIENTS OF IDEOLOGY 1. The Three Ingredients in Ideology 2. The Mosaic Revolutionary Myth: the Invariant Ingredient 3. The Jacobic Myth of the Elect 4. The Mosaic Myth among the Classical Ideologists 5. The Mosaic Myth in Non-Marxian Ideology a. African Negritude b. Fascism c. Nationalism 6. The Historical Determination of the Chosen Class CHAPTER II. THE PHILOSOPHICAL TENETS IN IDEOLOGY: THE LAW OF WINGS AND THE LAW OF ALTERNATION 1. Ideology and the Re-anthropomorphization of the World 2. The Principle of Wings in the Ideological Use of Philo sophical Ideas a. Kantianism b. Utilitarianism c. Pragmatism d. Positivism e. Nietzscheanism f. Bergsonianism g. Idealism and Transcendentalism h. Determinism and Historicism i. Existentialism 3. The Psychological Basis for the Laws of Wings and Alternation of Ideas 4. Periodic Movements in Ideology 5. The Laws of Wings and Alternation in Soviet Ideology 6. The Law of Wings in Ancient Ideology: The Case of Stoicism CHAPTER III. THE GENERATIONAL BASIS FOR IDEOLOGICAL WAVES 1. Generational Revolt as the Source for Ideological Revolt: The Cycle of the New Wave and De-ideologization 2. The Power of the Generational Circle in Compelling Ideological Conversion 3. The Recurrent Waves of the De-ideologization and Their Irrelevance to the Successor ‘Generational Postulates’ 4. Clusters in Ideological Periods and Ideological Mobility 5. Conservatism and the Generations CHAPTER IV. THE TRAITS OF THE IDEOLOGICAL MODE OF THOUGHT: LOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL 1. The Empirical Ingredient 2. Isomorphic Projection upon the Universe 3. Twofold Theory of Truth 4. Anti-Truth and Marginal Intellectuals 5. The Insurgence against Value-Neutrality 6. The Authoritarianism of the Master Ideologists 7. The Masochist Pole in the Ideologist’s Psyche 8. The Totalist Presupposition 9. Catchwords 10. Gemeinschaft and Anti-Semitism 11. Regression to Primitivism CHAPTER V. IDEOLOGY AND SOCIETY 1. The Indifference of the Working Classes to Ideology 2. Variations of Societies as ‘Ideology-Prone’ 3. Britain and the United States as Relatively Non-Ideological 4. Ideology and Religion: The Divergence of Intellectuals and Workers 5. The Women’s Movement and Feminist Ideology 173 CHAPTER VI. IDEOLOGISTS, PROPHETS, AND INTELLECTUALS 1. Ideological and Scientific Definitions of ‘Ideology’ 2. The Distinction between Philosophy and Ideology 3. The Basic Consequence of Ideology: The Irrationalization of Human Life 4. Prophets as Ideologists: the Prophetic Masochists 5. Intellectuals are Ideologists BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE INDEX

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)