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What are the differences between the terms 'ideology' and 'paradigm'?

paradigm: the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time.

ideology: an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

I feel that these are very similar in meaning. Could someone give examples of the differences?


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closed as general reference by Mark Beadles, cornbread ninja 麵包忍者, choster, Mahnax, Callithumpian May 18 '12 at 15:03

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

They are entirely different words that can both be found in dictionaries. What confuses you about the difference between them? –  Mark Beadles May 18 '12 at 14:58
I have edited my question to explain myself better, thanks. –  Kris Quigley May 18 '12 at 15:04
A paradigm is a set of practices within a discipline; an ideology is a set of viewpoints within a discpline. –  Mark Beadles May 18 '12 at 15:13

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