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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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In particular, Hitler was influenced by Haushofers notion of Lebensraum (living room), which left a substantial imprint on his Weltanschauung.
At the heart of East Germany's implementation of its wissenschaftliche Weltanschauung was a program of substitution, a program that provided the population with the option of replacing formerly held religious beliefs with a more contextually appropriate Marxist-Leninist alternative.
Weltanschauung contadina: "Dobbiamo ancora cantare le nenie antiche / delle zecche e dei tafani che dissanguano le bestie?
A broader view of life, a Weltanschauung, much wider than approaches and political theories; (Dumezil, Dumont, Durkheim)
This would provide the opportunity for a Christian scientist to explain the Christian Weltanschauung of how God not only created the material universe, but also made human beings in his image and likeness, sent us Jesus Christ to be our Savior and our Redeemer, and provided us with the scriptures to be our guide to living and worshiping.
This author, with his German Weltanschauung, his Russian muzhik, and his Chinese illegible script, has still not found his voice, as English alone cannot elevate him to the ceiling.
These were probably not the exact words he used but the message he wanted to convey was precisely what I have said: to deride the secularised western world's emphasis on the importance of life on this earth while Khalid Khawaja claimed that he subscribed to a weltanschauung that valued life after death.
This can allow greater focus on the concept of globalization, because there might be a reduction of the significance of weltanschauung for students who live in the northern hemisphere.
They note that consumerism, hedonism, anomie and so forth, which are fruits of the liberal-materialist Weltanschauung, have robbed man of real happiness and fulfillment.
Neither I nor my contemporaries can get excited about this topic; it is simply not part of our Weltanschauung.
El "filosofo topo" --como el mismo autor se describiera en el Prologo de Aurora-- es basico paro comprender a Nietzsche en su actitud ante el todo de la metafisica occidental en su doble forma de Weltanschauung o concepcion del mundo y de tarea propia de filosofos academicos.
Only remnants of Hitchcock's motifs appear in Marion, but Marion's information gaps invite informed debate, bringing contemporary awareness of gender studies and a generation of feminist theory to an analysis of the weltanschauung depicted in Psycho.