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1. Merriam-Webster – WELTANSCHAUUNG - the way someone thinks about the world:
WELTANSCHAUUNG - The German word Weltanschauung literally means "world view"; it combines "Welt" ("world") with "Anschauung" ("view"), which ultimately derives from the Middle High German verb schouwen ("to look at" or "to see"). In the mid-19th century, "weltanschauung" referred to a philosophical view or apprehension of the universe, and this sense is still the most widely used. It can also describe a more general ideology or philosophy of life.
2. WordIQ.com - worldview:
A worldview describes a consistent (to a varying degree) and integral sense of existence and provides a framework for generating, sustaining, and applying knowledge.
3. Ken Funk:
A worldview is the set of beliefs about fundamental aspects of reality that ground and influence all one's perceiving, thinking, knowing, and doing.
One's worldview is also referred to as one's philosophy, philosophy of life, mindset, outlook on life, formula for life, ideology, faith, or even religion.
The elements of one's worldview, the beliefs about certain aspects of Reality, are one's: -epistemology: beliefs about the nature and sources of knowledge; -metaphysics: beliefs about the ultimate nature of Reality; -cosmology: beliefs about the origins and nature of the universe, life, and especially Man; -teleology: beliefs about the meaning and purpose of the universe, its inanimate elements, and its inhabitants; -theology: beliefs about the existence and nature of God; anthropology: beliefs about the nature and purpose of Man in general and, oneself in particular; -axiology: beliefs about the nature of value, what is good and bad, what is right and wrong.