Ideology and Argument

Ideology and Argument

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Halmesvirta, Anssi
Ideology and Argument. Studies in British, Finnish and Hungarian Thought
Finnish Literature Society
Studia Historica 73
s.l. 2006, 327 pp.

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The studies in the history of ideas in this book deal with select political ideologies in Britain, Hungary and Finland. The pivotal issues the author tackles are: how ideologies worked in different political cultures and how ideologues formulated them in search for rationale to their quest for power? One general observation emerges: ideologies were nuanced according to the context of their conception and reception but remained fundamentally uniform in one important respect: the ideologues purported to make their reform programmes persuasive by appealing to the latest discoveries of science, however inapplicable in politics they may have been.

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ISBN 951-746-805-9
ISSN 0081-6493