Course title:The Theories of Ideology
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Department:Department of Philosophy
Course code:KFI / 7THID
Semester:Winter / Summer
Level of study:Mgr.
Format of study:Lecture 1 [Hours/Week]
Name of the lecturer:Mgr. Roman Rakowski, Ph.D. (G)
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Annotation:The aim of the course is to offer an introduction to the theories of ideology. The course deals with three varied fields: philosophical, political, and cultural. Within the framework of philosophy, the concept of ideology will be understood as an analysis of distorted consciousness. It is necessary to distinguish the phenomenon from the essence of the social structure. Another question is how to analyse ideology analyses at all (qualitative or qualitative analyse). In the political excursion, the ideology will be grasped as "drive" of the history. The course will address selected ideological trends and its conflicts (classical ideologies and new ideologies). Attention will be paid to the so-called ideological triangle (conservatism, liberalism and socialism). This part of the course should serve as a guideline in the current political situation that is often called as post-ideological - the boundaries between the ideologies of political parties disappear. Here, the analyses tries to deal with the question why the absence of ideology leads to the populism. In the cultural excursion, the ideology will be seen as forms of a consciousness that society either divides or imaginatively unifies by a cultural artefact. The cultural artefacts will be grasped as a symbolic acts and media of political messages. Towards the end of the course, we will look at the critique of the notion of ideology and the issue of so-called end of ideology.