a comprehensive view of the world and human life
a coherent collection of concepts and theorems that must allow us to construct a global image of the world, and in this way to understand as many elements of our experience as possible
a comprehensive philosophy or belief system which is also socially constructed
a general account of all reality, an understanding of the most basic features of the universe
a network of presuppositions which is not verified by the procedures of natural science, but in terms of which every aspect of man's knowledge and experience is interpreted and interrelated
a person's overall philosophy of life
a philosophy of life or a way of looking at reality
a philosophy, or, more simply, a way of looking at life
a set of images and assumptions about the world and reality from the perspective of people or an individual
a set of presuppositions about the basic make up of the world
a set of presuppositions and beliefs that someone uses to interpret and form opinions about his humanity, purpose in life, duties in the world, responsibilities to family, interpretation of truth, social issues, etc
a set of presuppositions (or assumptions) which we hold (consciously or subconsciously) about the basic makeup of our world
a system of beliefs or philosophy of life that helps us to interpret the world around us
A world view is a person's fundamental image of the world -- one's set of core beliefs about how his or her social environment is put together. It involves one's fundamental values about what is good and bad; it involves beliefs about who does what and why; it involves assumptions about what causes events and what those events might later cause. World views are closely linked with a person's sense of identity. People see themselves as part of some groups and not part of others, of having a particular role to play in society, and particular relationships with others. One's image of who one is results from one's fundamental image of the world and one's image of how one relates to other people in it.
A world view (or worldview) is a term calqued from the German word Weltanschauung meaning a "look onto the world." It implies a concept fundamental to German philosophy and epistemology and refers to a wide world perception. Additionally, it refers to the framework through which an individual interprets the world and interacts in it.