noun, plural i·de·ol·o·gies.
- the study of the nature and origin of ideas.
- a system that derives ideas exclusively from sensation.
Examples from the Web for ideology
His ideology is just so strong and so powerful that it clouds his vision for common sense and objectiveness.
ALEC attracted corporations that saw an opportunity to push an agenda, regardless of ideology.
ALEC echoed the ideology of Charles Wilson, the first Defense Secretary in the Eisenhower administration.
But what influenced his change of heart to move away from Jacobinism as an ideology?
All is aimed at inculcating young minds with the ISIS ideology.Darkness at Noon Prayers: Inside the Islamic Police State|Jamie Dettmer|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sun Yat-sen had spent years in study and propaganda; eventually his program became an ideology.
The Nationalists began to feel the necessity of an ideology with which to replace that of the Confucian monarchy.
The Communist ideology and that of the Nationalists coincided in their general opposition to imperialism.
The Zofingia denounces the hypocritical ideology of to-day, an ideology which serves to cloak a policy of brute interest.The Forerunners|Romain Rolland
And the future of sthetics is a kind of ideology, or, as Renan expresses it, an identity with the sciences.mile Verhaeren|Stefan Zweig
British Dictionary definitions for ideology
noun plural -gies
Word Origin and History for ideology
1796, "science of ideas," originally "philosophy of the mind which derives knowledge from the senses" (as opposed to metaphysics), from French idéologie "study or science of ideas," coined by French philosopher Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836) from idéo- "of ideas," from Greek idea (see idea) + -logy. Later used in a sense "impractical theorizing" (1813). Meaning "systematic set of ideas, doctrines" first recorded 1909.
Ideology ... is usually taken to mean, a prescriptive doctrine that is not supported by rational argument. [D.D. Raphael, "Problems of Political Philosophy," 1970]