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Worldview

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

To posit a discussion of identity and worldview is to explore philosophical constructs of time, place, and culture. The components of a definition of oneself (self being a commonly accepted synonym for the identity of the human) change depending on the habitat of the human, the historical era in which he or she lives, and the culture to which his or her community subscribes.

One's worldview encompasses not only one's particular and individualized perspective on the common, mundane, and ordinary ...

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