Alien Powers: The Pure Theory of Ideology

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  • Copyright: 2006-12-15
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Kenneth Minogue is emeritus professor of political science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Editionp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xv
Introduction to the Second Editionp. xvii
Preface to the First Editionp. xxxvii
Introduction to the 1st editionp. 1
Identificationp. 9
A Science of Social Conditionsp. 9
Society as a System of Consequencesp. 16
The Secret of the Human Worldp. 25
Modernity as Status Quop. 38
Some Problems of Specificationp. 47
Ideology as Social Criticismp. 51
The Critical Thrustp. 51
Genus and Speciesp. 59
The Rhetoric of Social Criticismp. 68
The Claim to Superiorityp. 75
From Criticism to Melodramap. 81
The Explanatory Modelp. 87
Functional and Rational Explanationsp. 87
Structure's Determination of Experiencep. 97
Accounting for Changep. 103
The Mediation of Social Conditionsp. 109
The Historical Dimensionp. 115
The Vertical Integration of the Intellectp. 122
From Science to Rhetoricp. 131
Ideology and the Academic Worldp. 131
Philosophy, Science, and the Rhetoric of Unmaskingp. 138
Disciplinary Dominoesp. 146
The Ideological Revelationp. 153
The Character of Revelationp. 153
The Potency of Secrecyp. 159
The Ground of Revelationp. 167
A Mirror of Realityp. 177
The Concept of Mindp. 191
The Problem of the Ideological Terminusp. 191
The Ideological View of Mindp. 197
Species-man as Communityp. 205
Ideology as Politicsp. 217
Ideology and Politics Distinguishedp. 217
The Postulate of Equalityp. 222
The Postulate of Complementarityp. 227
The Ideological Version of Political Lifep. 237
The Dissolution of Political Valuesp. 237
Interestsp. 241
The Ideological Constituencyp. 246
The Quest for Powerp. 253
Neutrality and the Statep. 263
Forward and Reverse Gear in Ideological Argumentp. 263
The Ideological Theory of the Statep. 267
The Ideological Reproachp. 274
Conclusionp. 289
The Paradoxes of Ideologyp. 289
Ideology and Modernityp. 292
Patterns of Confrontationp. 296
Critical Essays: Kenneth Minogue, the Individual, and Ideologies of Alienationp. 303
Ideology and the Leftp. 317
Notesp. 331
Index (forthcoming)p. 353
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