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Ideology is “a Cultural Technē gone wrong”:Haslanger (2021), 28. This conception of ideology follows Haslanger (2017, 2018, 2021) and goes back to Althusser and the Marxist understanding of ideology as false consciousness.

a “network of social meanings, tools, scripts, schemas, heuristics, principles, and the like”Haslanger (2017), 155

which is distorted in specific ways so that it hides aspects of the world the perception of which would question or threaten systems of Power and the social order they impose.

An example for ideology in action is Ideology in Geology.


Bubble of Affluence

A bubble of affluence is a community of (relatively) wealthy individuals and groups, whose affluence hides the negative aspects of the world from their personal experience, thus masking or hiding their Privilege.

Colonialism and Capitalism Form a Feedback Loop

From Colonisation to Early Capitalism Colonisation can be seen as an expansion of the supply zones of European citiesDeLanda (2011) .

Concepts Are Compressed Models

A Concept is an interface to expose and connect some Models’ salient features.

Criticism of Science

Science can be understood and criticised on a variety of levels.

Customer Centric Means Consumerist

Cultural Evolution makes sure that every method that helps understands people’s wants and needs can and will be used to generate new wants and needs, which is needed to keep an economic system from collapsing in which Innovation fuels continuous growth.

Epistemic Colonialism

Epistemic colonialism is the use of Power to force a System of thought, often an Ideology, onto an area of thought and a population of thinkers that have every right to organise and be organised differently to deal adequately with their specific experiential context.

Ideology in Geology

As a collection of Models, Theories and Explanations, Geology offers “an evidence-based understanding of planet Earth’s history”.

Institutional Legitimacy Death Spiral

Zuboff (2021) describes why the legitimacy of Institutions is essential for social stability: > [The] ongoing miracle of social order rests on “common sense knowledge,” which is “the knowledge we share with others in the normal self-evident routines of everyday life.

Patriarchy Is a Product of Agriculture

Patriarchy is not an inevitable consequence of human nature.

Racism Is a Justification for Exploitation

Contrary to what we’ve learned in school, it wasn't racist ideas, born from ignorance and hate, that led to racist policies, but exactly the other way round.

Revolutions Try to Force Systems into Imaginary Attractors

All political revolutionaries imagine a future constellation of their society and, if and when they succeed in disrupting the old system, use Power to implement the new one.


We make sense of the world in order to act in it.

We Need Disruption, Popular Support and Alternative Institutions to Achieve System Change

Climate and Ecological Breakdown is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced, with civilisational Collapse an increasingly realistic outcome.