- a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity's relation to it.
Origin of Weltanschauung
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Examples from the Web for weltanschauung
Obamacare is an existential threat to their Weltanschauung, their idea of America?Enough Already on HealthCare.gov. Don’t You Remember Medicare Part D?
October 29, 2013
If you favor Swift, you are embracing a Weltanschauung that says that all of life is a high-school melodrama.Battle of the Blondes
January 28, 2010
Moritz Carrire, Weltanschauung der Reformationszeit, p. 470.Giordano Bruno
James Lewis McIntyre
The reference is to attitudinal response, to Weltanschauung.Piper in the Woods
Philip K. Dick
I give the name of ‘radical empiricism’ to my Weltanschauung.
For many years past my mind has been growing into a certain type of Weltanschauung.
It forms an essential part of the philosophy of life, the Weltanschauung of every patriotic Prussian.German Problems and Personalities
- a comprehensive view or personal philosophy of human life and the universe
from Welt world + Anschauung view
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Word Origin and History for weltanschauung
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