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I think there's little dispute that
in general, an ideology is a coherent collection of beliefs, a view of the world
while in every day life, what we mean by ideology is a set of political principles defining a way to organize the society.

As to Wikipedia, I for one rather liked this excerpt here:

The philosopher Michel Foucault wrote about the concept of apparent ideological neutrality. Ideology is not the same thing as philosophy. Philosophy is a way of living life, while ideology is an almost ideal way of life for society. Some attribute to ideology positive characteristics like vigor and fervor, or negative features like excessive certitude and fundamentalist rigor.

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by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Thu Jun 4th, 2009 at 02:48:34 PM EST
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