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Raymond Aron's Philosophy of Political ResponsibilityFreedom, Democracy and National Identity$
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Christopher Adair-Toteff

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474447089

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447089.001.0001

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On ideology and totalitarianism

On ideology and totalitarianism

(p.124) Chapter Six On ideology and totalitarianism
Raymond Aron's Philosophy of Political Responsibility

Christopher Adair-Toteff

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter has two parts: one on ideology and the other on totalitarianism. In the first part, it explores Aron’s adaption of the notion of ideology through Karl Mannheim and Edward Shils and concludes with a discussion of the “End of Ideology?” debate. In the second part, it clarifies the similarities and differences between Aron’s conception of totalitarianism and that of Hannah Arendt.

Keywords:   Ideology, Totalitarianism, Edward Shils, Karl Mannheim, Hannah Arendt

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