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lifeworld Line breaks: life|world
Pronunciation: /ˈlaɪfwəːld/

Definition of lifeworld in English:


All the immediate experiences, activities, and contacts that make up the world of an individual or corporate life.
Example sentences
  • But we also have the hermeneutical account of the everyday world of our own activities and individual things in our lifeworld, such as a workshop.
  • The laying bare of the essential structures of the lifeworld would be what Husserl calls the ontology of the lifeworld.
  • Let me outline this in the form of two simple propositions: Modernity pluralizes the lifeworlds of individuals and consequently undermines all taken-for-granted certainties.


1940s: translating German Lebenswelt.

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