noun (plural Weltanschauungen /-SHouəNGən/)
A particular philosophy or view of life; the worldview of an individual or group.
- Nevertheless, public opinion supports the view that Nazism and Bolshevism are philosophies - Weltanschauungen implacably opposed to each other.
- As a reflection of the general political situation much of the press was closely affiliated with political parties and/or social classes and embodied a specific Weltanschauung, a typical world-view.
- Utopianism I here define as the search for an overarching Weltanschauung, or the embrace of a teleology, of sure and certain ‘progress.’
German, from Welt 'world' + Anschauung 'perception'.
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