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Dahlen 23 June 2015 09:35 AM
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An explicitly ideological organisation is a party or a church. Education is more meta-level on this one -- it's supposed to equip one for handling ideologies, and even that one is relevant only to certain majors in post-secondary education. What you think doesn't have to be what you teach, if what you teach is at least double-checked by people who may not be ideologically similar.

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Fwiffo 24 June 2015 01:49 AM
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If you misrepresent an ideology you are supposed to cover in your teachings because of your personal beliefs it comes awfully close to ideological leaning being relevant to employment. While that line might be able to be held it's not like they are worlds apart.

Althought it might be in theory good to keep apart not everybody thinks it is so important. I read of a christian college that was found a discriminating employer because of stated preference for christian faith in their professor search announcement. That people try to seriously argue that this was a wrong ruling tells that the value isn't universally agreed upon.

Things like which quantum interpretation a person prefers can also be awfully lot ideology-like as the difference is in what kind of background philosophy one likes. Having "opponent" interpretations apply for the same job it can be seriously quesitioned whether neutrality can be maintained (it complicates matters that assumtion that all interpretations are of equal value might not be reasonable, finding out things that would rule out interpretations is an encouraged activity).

Then there is the issue that certain universities are geographical hotspots for candidates of certain conjectures. Philosophy has lineages of ideology named after geographical features and economics seems to happen in clusters around particular schools. It is not super clear whether it do or does not matter from which place you graduate or with which institution you work with.

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