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Akteri u suvremenoj kritici ideologije


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Pandžić, Josip. (2013). Akteri u suvremenoj kritici ideologije. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Matić, Davorka].

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The critique of ideology in contemporary understandings draws inspiration in the first place from the Marxist tradition's enlightenment impuls, because in that version it concerns itself with exposing scientifically the oppresive and false visions of society which in the last instance serve as legitimation principles for the practice of political power by particular social groups. This paper provides an attempt of introducing critiques of ideology and an analysis of various privilegings of possible candidates for that activity, from authors that belong to: (a) Marxist theoretical canon and socialist political-social undertaking (Marx, Engels, Lenin etc.) – agents(working class, Communist party, intelectuals) are directed towards social emancipation by exposing „false conciousness“, in other words, ideology; (b) heterogeneous theoretical orientations linked with liberalism as a political and theoretical project (Mannheim, Sloterdijk, Rorty, Fukuyama) – except for the case of Mannheim's sociology of knowledge which is, at least in the beginning, characterised by a vision of an agent for critique of ideology (free-floating intelligence), for the rest of agents (kynic, ironist, last man) it is necessary to corroborate a statement that they are much more than recipes for an ideal-type construction of agent models because they represent a moral, cognitive and a political attitude regarding the accelerated changes in the social-historical epoch of late modernity. Using conclusions of Mannheim's sociology of knowledge encompasses this paper for illumination of theoretical problematisations that belong to all of the previously mentioned authors, by linking certain biographical references, theoretical elaborations and the social-historical context of their deliberations for the verification of thesis that ideology is a socially determined knowledge but also applying it to the critiqes of ideology which, as it turns out, are their own replicas. Special focus belongs to an investigation of a theoretical and practical (political) engagement of Marxist authors resulting in a critique of Marxism and political socialism on behalf of different variants of liberalism.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critique, ideology, Marxism, Liberalism, sociology of knowledge, agents, political power
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Matić, Davorka
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2013 09:26
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:04

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