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[Xmca-l] Re: The Ideological Footprint of Artifacts

Thank you Andy,

I agree with you. "Ideology" refers to a particular social phenomenon and should not be used in pejorative sense. Particular ideologies can be immoral or moral, etc. 

On a different note, there is no way that a person's social position reflects universal interest and that the ensuing ideology has universal content. Even altruists see only their side and do not want to accept the positions of their adversaries.

In the realm of ideology there is no right and wrong, there is only utility/success in defending the economic position. 

By the way, that is why the concept of political correctness doesn't make sense. What is politically correct for one party is incorrect for the other party. The concept of politically correct (ideology) is yet another way to defend or obtain desired socioeconomic positions. We can see this in history. Bolshevik ideology was the most politically correct ideology in the world and was enforced with a system of labor camps. Now there are calls to equate it with national socialist ideology, which itself was proclaimed as the only politically correct at its heydays. 


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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Ideological Footprint of Artifacts

But one would have to add Lubomir, that in the instance where the person's social position reflects universal interests, then the relevant ideology has the same universal content. So though "ideology" is invariably used in a pejorative sense, this is not necessarily the case.
*Andy Blunden*
On 6/06/2015 12:03 AM, Lubomir Savov Popov wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> A core definition of ideology in the political sense should highlight that it is a system for defending the social position/status that individuals and groups acquire in the economic process. All the rest is derivative. In that light, politics is also an instrument for defending or obtaining a desired position in the socio-economic process.
> In the professions, the word/term ideology is often used to denote a system of general believes and principles that drive professional decision making.
> Political ideologies affect design decision making and in that way affect the organization of artifact functions and morphology. And of course, professional ideologies drive this process overtly.
> Best wishes,
> Lubomir