ideologies

[ ahy-dee-ol-uh-jee, id-ee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ideologies
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In an age of the death of ideologies, this is a poor – and dangerous – choice.

But essentially, it was a war of ideologies, just as the previous one had been.

And in other countries other ideologies were freely supported.

Yet it is our ideologies that bring war, besides, do not the ends justify the means?

So ideologies arose to try to solve the dilemma of a basically static society, and they fought wars.

All other ideologies, beliefs, cultures, and thoughts were banned from the country's schools.

WORD ORIGIN

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.