Applying: The Contexts of Ideological Meaning

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294146
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599323 | DOI:
 Applying: The Contexts of Ideological Meaning

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Explores further the consequences of conceptual contestability and determinacy in conjunction with questions of ideological meaning. The eight sections of the chapter are: (a) The inevitability of [the contribution of] history [to the meaning of ideology]; (b) Contextual history and intentionality; (c) Ideology and hermeneutics; (d) The contribution of Begriffsgeschichte [the school of conceptual history]; (e) Competing viewpoints and the path to integration; (f) Structure and morphology; (g) Meeting some objections; and (h) Ideologies as vehicles of political theory.

Keywords: Begriffsgeschichte; conceptual history; contestability; hermeneutics; history; ideological morphology; ideology; intentionality; political theory

Chapter.  16710 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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