An ideology is a collection of ideas.
- At its core, the battle unfolding in the Middle East is more than a clash of arms. It is an ideological struggle. On one side are the forces of terror and death. On the other are tens of millions of ordinary people who want a free and peaceful life for their children. The future of the Middle East depends on the outcome of this struggle, and so does the security of the United States.
- The emphasis of study upon a particular aspect of music is in itself ideological because it contains implications about the music's value.
- The only value of ideology is to stop things becoming showbiz.
- Ideologies involve a mistake about their origin: agents think that the ideology arose because of its responsiveness to epistemically relevant considerations (e.g., evidence, reasons, etc.), when, in fact, it arose only because it was responsive to the interests of the dominant economic class in the existing economic system.
- Brian Leiter, “Morality Critics,” The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy (2007)
- The problem with ideology is, if you've got an ideology, you've already got your mind made up. You know all the answers and that makes evidence irrelevant and arguments a waste of time. You tend to govern by assertion and attacks.
- Bill Clinton former president of the USA, 18th Oct 2006 , at an event sponsored by the Center for American Progress.