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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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Moreover, to augment authentic research awareness we must draw into our business curriculum a recognition of the role humanities and social sciences play in the formulation of a corporate world-view, providing it ethical and moral foundation.
The notion of intentional constitution must therefore be drawn into the fold of the concept of corporate reality in order to have a clear and distinct perception of the corporate world-view. The constitution of corporate reality gains significance against the backdrop of our research imperatives becoming increasingly focused on the concept of moral responsibility embedded in the Paradigm of our corporate world-view.
On the other hand, most human beings who live in a modern society are shaped by institutions void of any religious world-view, ethic, or ritual.
Modernity, considered historically as a rupture with the world-view and conception (or image) of Man prevailing in the Middle Ages, is often equated with Enlightenment, but not infrequently with 'rationality'--understood as a way, any way, of explaining and justifying things non-metaphysically--and recently was equated with what is called 'western rationality', from which is understood a special approach in explaining and justifying things.
Supporters of enlightened internationalism can look optimistically to the future precisely because the ICC represents the latest triumph for a world-view that discredits reactionary realist antinomianism.
(But then he would surely have been going alone into an investigation of the religious-social dionysiac forms associated with liquor that are long overdue for systematic treatment by sociologists, anthropologists, and historians.) Does he go too far in asserting (against the judgment of important researchers before him) that the conspirators were inspired by a religious apocalyptic world-view? Or not far enough?
An ecological world-view contradicts models of power as dominance because it presupposes the metaphor of fecundity.
most accurate philosophical sense, implies a world-view
With the exception of five world-view Mollweide equal-area oval projection maps, all the modern maps have a scale that is expressed in miles and kilometers, or sometimes yards and meters.
In this account both the African and the African forced into slavery exist not as marginal characters appearing in someone else's history, but rather as people fashioning an independent identity that stands in stark contrast to the world-view envisioned by white Virginians.

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