A nexus of delusion is a Complex System or network of perceptual Affordances whose purpose (or effect) is to delude us and make Ideology invisible.
At superficial levels this network appears not just self-consistent but self-evident, not an ideology at all: “this is just how the world works”.
A nexus of delusion can also be understood as an ideology, i.e. a distorteditself.
It upholds Cultural Hegemony by presenting an ideological worldview as “common sense”.
- Zwarg (2018): “Verblendungszusammenhang”
- Adorno & Horkheimer (1947): Dialektik der Aufklärung