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[wurld-vyoo] /ˈwɜrldˌvyu/
Origin of world-view
1855-60; translation of German Weltanschauung Unabridged
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  • The world-view of most men was very tiny and their mental outlook correspondingly narrow.

    The Challenge of the Country George Walter Fiske
  • He is a philosopher in so far as the detail of his appreciation finds fundamental justification in a world-view.

    The Approach to Philosophy Ralph Barton Perry
  • To this world-view the child of nature and the philosopher return again and again.

    Nature Mysticism J. Edward Mercer
  • The teacher must bring the world-view to the class if he believes that world service is God's thought for manhood.

    Training the Teacher A. F. Schauffler
  • Paternal feudalism was the natural, if not the necessary, accompaniment of this world-view.

  • According to the truth of things, each monad is simply its own mental life, its own world-view, its own thoughts and desires.

    Theodicy G. W. Leibniz
  • Transplanted into the Greek world-view, inevitably the Christian teaching was modified—indeed transformed.

  • The Confucian ideals and sanctions, moreover, coincided with the essential elements of the old Shinto world-view and sanctions.

British Dictionary definitions for world-view


another word for Weltanschauung
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