Religion Past and Present

Get access
Search Results: | 3 of 8 |

Weltanschauung (Worldview)
(2,530 words)

[German Version]

I. History of the Concept

With its very first appearance in the writings of I. Kant(Kritik der Urteilskraft, 1790; ET: Critique of Judgment, 1951, 1987), the term Weltanschauung came to mark the difference between the empirical-scientific knowledge of individual phenomena in this world (or of an assortment thereof) and an all-encompassing conception of the world that fundamentally transcends this knowledge. While the expression …

Cite this page
Herms, Eilert and Thiede, Werner, “Weltanschauung (Worldview)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

▲   Back to top   ▲