American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.
- n. A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group.
- A calque of German Weltanschauung, a compound of Welt ("world") + Anschauung ("view/outlook"). (Wiktionary)
- Translation of German Weltanschauung. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In my view the biggest risk of the Sunstein worldview is that since the New Paternalism will be of the tolerable, “libertarian” kind, we will have more paternalism overall — i.e., more instances where policymakers believe they know better than individual decision-makers.”
“This difference in worldview is part of the reason that the couple fails.”
“IOW, their worldview is an indicator of the scientific positions they'll embrace.”
“In the book, we argued that a changing issue agenda over the past forty years - the emergence of issues like race, women's rights, sexuality and the war on terror - played an important role in driving what we described as a worldview divide.”
“But I will say that their worldview is aggressively offensive and that a game that I might've tried is now something I won't consider because of their steadfast, intolerant stance.”
“For me, the second worldview is as political as the first (more so, in fact, for reasons I'll mention below).”
“Complete lack of empathy for something outside their tiny worldview is exactly what makes so many scientists useless and ineffective.”
“Unfortunately, we know now that much of that worldview is wrong.”
“Mr. CARROLL: Well, the fear that's an inch below the surface of political discourse, much of it racially tinged, the attacks on President Obama's identity, not only whether he's a Muslim but the notion that his worldview is shaped by his being Kenyan, there's a kind of an inch-below-the-surface question about whether President Obama, his character being, quote, "a real American," unquote.”
“But that was one of the most important part of the antiracist seminar: Deconditioning yourself from a racist worldview is Hard.”
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