Study Cards on pragmatism, ideology, ideologies

What is the definition of political ideology?
A more or less coherent set of ideas that provides the basis for organized political action, whether this is intended to preserve, modify or overthrow the existing system of power relationships
What do all ideologies offer?
1) A worldview
2) A model of the desired future
3) A roadmap how to get there
Why do conservatives say they subscribe to an ideology?
They don't see the value of rationalism and place their faith in pragmatism
What is the difference between rationalism and pragmatism?
Rationalism is the belief that the world can be understood trough human reason and pragmatism primarily emphasizes the practical circumstances and goals
What are the big 3 political ideologies?
1. Liberalism
2. Conservatism
3. Socialism
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