Ideology Autonomous or Epiphenomenal

Michael Rayner: Systematic Ideology in India

Winner, 2019 George Walford International Essay Prize. Introduction The theory of Systematic Ideology was formed by Harold Walsby in the 1940s, and since then has been used to enrich the understanding of political, scientific and religious movements, both current and historical. However, there has been a tendency to base these studies on Western movements. Indeed,… read more »

George Walford: Ideology, Autonomous or Epiphenomenal?

To hold that ideology is an epiphenomenon is to hold that it is the reflection or expression of events or revelations in another field. This view demands consideration both for its intrinsic interest and also because it forms part of a large and influential body of thought. Marxism in all its varieties – neo-, Leninist-,… read more »