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n. pl. Welt·an·schau·ungs or Welt·an·schau·ung·en (-o͝ong-ən)

[German : Welt, world (from Middle High German wërlt, from Old High German weralt; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots) + Anschauung, view (from Middle High German anschouwunge, observation, mystical contemplation : an-, on, at from Old High German ana-; see anlage + schouwunge, look, from schouwen, to look at, from Old High German scouwōn).]


(Philosophy) a comprehensive view or personal philosophy of human life and the universe
[from Welt world + Anschauung view]


(ˈvɛltˌɑnˌʃaʊ ʊŋ)

n. German.
a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity's relation to it.
[literally, world-view]


A German word meaning world view, used to mean someone’s philosophy of life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Weltanschauung - a comprehensive view of the world and human life
perspective, view, position - a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"
clockwork universe - the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics
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It will be remembered that in Schopenhauer's ethics, pity is elevated to the highest place among the virtues, and very consistently too, seeing that the Weltanschauung is a pessimistic one.
The book is structured as a biography that cogently explains how Haushofer's strategic Weltanschauung (worldview) evolved over time.
Throughout its existence, the German Democratic Republic attempted to supplant religious authority and beliefs by promoting a wissenschaftliche Weltanschauung that served as a secular alternative for metaphysical frameworks of understanding and cultural orientation.
Los alemanes acunaron una hermosa expresion para referirse a ello: la Weltanschauung, la vision o concepcion general del mundo y de todas las cosas.
Da un punto di vista metrico conta per un verso la continuazione del genere epigrammatico e per I'altro I'awio della forma del poemetto, di natura salmodica, improntato a dare senso al dramma dell'identita e all'attualita della Weltanschauung contadina.
insists that current environmental ills will not be resolved merely by intelligent and pragmatic solutions, but rather that the Weltanschauung behind the instrumentalization of creation needs to be radically altered.
I even coined a new term, "non-Islamism," to refer to the fact that unlike the post-Islamists, the AKP founders never refer to Islam to justify their Weltanschauung, party program and political action despite being accused of being sinister Islamists.
It discusses his personality, including his creativity, asthma, love of nature, religiosity, and commitment to radical modernism and German music; his theoretical ideas (and the ideas of the Second Viennese School) about the psychology of creation, art theory, aesthetics, philosophy and weltanschauung, program music, numerology, magical music, symmetry and palindromes, tonality, and other concepts; and how the compositional techniques of his works reflect his life, including those in Wozzeck, George Lieder, the OrchesterstEcke op.
En el tercero de los apartados, denominado <<Tenir bona cama>>, pone de manifiesto el sujeto de esta tesis, que no es otro que el de Homo viator, mediante la tradicion filosofica que postulo el concepto Weltanschauung (Jaspers, Dilthey, Spranger).
The Illuminist term Weltanschauung took over, from the major culture of previous centuries, the naive and optimistic ideal of the "virtuous enlightened expert"; in other words, only those who served the universal values (Goodness, Truth, Beauty and the Sacred) could have been provided easy access to "knowledge".
of Montreal) presents a kind of Weltanschauung he describes as embracing Western physics, biology, philosophy and across the so-called two cultures (science and humanities).
Cosmovision V, VI, and VII (all works cited, 2013)--the title is a Spanish adaptation of the German word Weltanschauung, or "worldview"--are works made from photographic blowups of negatives the artists accessed at the National Military Geographic Institute of Ecuador.