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"The concept of ideology - an epistemological break?

According to Althusser, Marxism discovered a whole new "continent of knowledge" through its concept of "ideology", which has nothing to do with the classical notion of "error". Thus, Althusser spoke of an "epistemological break" operated by the Marxist concept of ideology."

The quote deals with ideology, and there is no references to "doxa" at all. No doubt, ideology and doxa are connected, but the connection must be explicit, and the role of ideology in relation to doxa must at least be suggested. Neither does the quote explain whether Althusser used the concept "doxa", nor in what meaning he used it. Moreover, it is not clear why "an epistemological break" has anything to do with doxa?


Good work Bjerke. I don't know how your Greek is, but I would very much like if you said something about the sense of 'doxa' as 'appearance' or 'seeming'. This is philosophically relevant, in Parmenides (his way of doxa) and, I believe in Plato. I'd love to know when it means appearances and if this sense implies belief. Dast 19:10, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

The use of "doxa" in semiology[edit]

Shouldn't there be a mention of doxa/doxic as used by Barthes? Considering he was quite influential in continental philosopy a small mention of him would be appropriate. Khawaga (talk) 10:54, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

elderlose rhetors[edit]

What in the world does 'elderlose rhetors' mean? I looked it up in Yahoo. All I see is that it is used over and again by people who are just copying what someone else wrote... specifically this article. A rhetor is a teacher of rhetoric. But what is an elderlose rhetor? I see no reason to think that it means anything at all.

--Sophroniscus (talk) 04:36, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

This seems clearly an error introduced long ago. I recommend reverting it to the earlier version: "elder" Metajon (talk) 03:54, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

The Relevance of further knowledge[edit]

Hello! I'm a student looking to fulfill a Wikipedia project at my university. I wish to add more information regarding Plato's and Aristotle's conflicting views of doxa. JedSmith19 (talk) 03:46, 5 March 2014 (UTC)JedSmith19