Pablo Francisco Pérez Navarro
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia


In the contemporary cultural and philosophical context, there is a downright devaluation of the notion of ideology, after the abuse carried out by the popularization of the Marxist theory during the sixties and seventies. This paper considers the importance of maintaining alive a certain notion of ideology as it was developed in the work of Althusser and complemented by Foucault’s theory of power. Ideology regarded in this way is fundamental for a comprehensive understanding of ideas like subject, labor, truth and identity, and the way they operate in a capitalist mode of production.

Keywords: ideology, power, subjectivity, interpolation, truth, science, identity, work