Indoctrination and Self-deception or Free and Critical Thought? (Studies in Social & Political Theory v. 26)
By: Roderick Hindery (author)Hardback
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The goal of this book is to respond at three levels. First, it illustrates the contemporary pervasiveness of indoctrination and ideology, Second it correlates successful resistance to them with the intensity by which persons affirm not simply ideas, btu experiences of self, freedom, love and crical thinking. Third, its approach, which is philosophical, differs from conventional studies by creatively examining the affective and "conversational" dynamics
Part 1 Propanganda and indoctrination: terms and methods; strategies at the Far Left, Far Right and Mainstream; the co-option of interlectuals; justifications for self- and other-deception. Part 2 contrasting ideology and theory: negative aspects of cultural funamentalism. Part 3 Verifications of freedom: Contrasting Determist, Existential and Experiential claims about freedom. Part 4 Free selves: indoctrination or reality?: correlating consciousness of self-identity and resisting indoctrination. Part 5 The fulness of freedom: conforming the other; ideology or it's cure? Part 6 Critical thought and feeling: logical, conversational and affective components. Part 7 Indoctrination, self-deception and religion: stategies for combating self-deception; thought experiments.
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