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Що е идеология? Опит за реактуализация на една политико-критическа категория
What is ideology? Towards an analytical re-construction of a forgotten concept

Author(s): Krassimir Stojanov
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: ideology; analytical philosophy; pre-discursive opinions; power; politics; legitimacy; communism

Summary/Abstract: The main purpose of the paper is to show how the concept of ideology can be actualizated by using some methodological merits of the contemporary analytical philosophy. The following four main features of ideological assertions can be identifi ed as а result of the attempt to re-construct this concept in a new systematic way: (1) lack of dialogic openness; (2) “post-hoc” legitimatisations of pre-discursive opinions transporting particular political interests and power claims; (3) naturalizations of premises; and (4) obscuring the genetic link between the above-mentioned pre-discursive opinions, and particular political interests and power claims. These four main features of ideology have been illustrated by an analysis of justifi cation patterns of members of the former communist Secret Services.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 32
  • Page Range: 45-53
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian