-Homework 6: Marx’s highly influential understanding of ideology has an epistemological
focus, meaning that he understands ideology to be a system of beliefs that distort or misrepresent
reality. That is to say, ideologies give a false representation of reality. Furthermore, these
ideologies often benefit certain groups over others. Give an example of such an ideology and
explain why it is an ideology in the above sense. How does it distort our understanding of
reality? Who benefits from this distortion?
-This writing assignment should be 2-3 pages in length.