1. Term The term “worldview” covers many different ways of viewing the world. It is used for views, pictures, images, concepts, and orientations toward the world, as suggested by the various Ger. terms
Weltanschauung, Weltansicht, Weltbeschreibung, Weltbild, and
Weltorientierung. Note also the Fr.
science générale (C. H. Saint-Simon [1760–1825]),
esprit positif (A. Comte [1798–1857]), and
conscience collective (É. Durkheim [1858–1917]), as well as the Eng. “outlooks on life” (J. Dewey [1859–1952]). 1.1.
Model of Interpretation The term “worldview,” or