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world view

 [werld vu]
the perspective a culture takes of the world, which is shared by cultural group members. Though not always overtly recognized, world views influence health and illness beliefs and behavior; for example, a world view of harmony and balance shapes a view of health as a balance of natural forces, a world view that is largely technological leads to a view of illness analogous to the breakdown of a machine, and a world view focusing on fear and violence shapes a perception of illness as the result of evil forces.
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By contrast, the world view dominant among non-Aboriginal Australians is marked by the separation of humans from nature which allows for the ".
Recall the mediations of everyday religion: egocentrism, often in intense emotional degree, orientation to the promise of salvation, ethnocentrism as the setting of religious loyalty, literalist-factual modes of interpretation, a supernatural world view, taboos and rituals that structure everyday life, and the certainty that all of these things have divine origin, sanction, and status.
As stated earlier, the discourse of the national reform agenda has been strongly informed by a particular world view that promotes a selective tradition of hierarchically established knowledge and meaning.
The unrealistic world view of a perfectionist generates a catch-22 situation that makes change difficult.
Heliocentrism set the world spinning when Copernicus introduced the theory in 1543, naming the sun the center of our system of planets, something Europeans had not figured or dared to set in motion as an attempt to correct a world view centered on itself.
It is certainly a legitimate world view, but in order to turn it into a legal principle, you will have to be elected to the Knesset and convince the political system to support legislation that reflects your world view.
He said in reference to the new grant: "As we enter the twenty-first century, with world space shrinking, technology expanding, and each day's news an experience of immediacy, it is imperative that we learn as much as possible about people who differ from us in religion and world view.
It is a clash between positivism and a reactionary, negative world view," columnist H.
These systems, including the development of principles, conventions, and a knowledge base, constitute an individual's world view.
The cast of characters is rather immature, and their world view narrow.
He claimed that philosophers had forsaken their responsibility to explain the findings of science as they came to light, and to provide leadership in the continuous forging of a world view compatible with those findings--that they had, instead, lost themselves in the "quest for certainty.

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