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Radical Translations

  • Date
  • False: false attribution such as false place of imprint or false date
  • Fictional place: false imprint contains a fictional, invented place of imprint or date
  • Form: type or genre of writing.
  • Female
  • Male
  • Language
  • Noble: person was born noble.
  • Place
  • Role: the main role of a person or organization in relation to a resource.
  • Subject: content, theme, or topic of a work.
  • Uncertainty: information could not be verified.




The term 'idéologie' was coined by Antoine Destutt de Tracy, an aristocratic philosopher, who sat alongside his friend the marquis de la Fayette in the first National Assembly. Appointed Associate to the Institut de France in November 1795, Destutt de Tracy produced a series of memoirs in the moral and political sciences which were eventually published as 'Elements d'idéologie' (1817-18). He conceived this "ideology" as a science of ideas, and these ideas had a considerable influence over many of his colleagues who became known collectively as the 'Idéologues'. Many of whom were also members of Les Neuf Soeurs masonic lodge and Madame Helvétius' Cercle d'Auteuil.