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Do you think that the following expressions are equivalent when used in an epistemological or philosophical context?

"conception of the world", "way of looking at the world", "view of the world", "worldview".

Thanks,

Sextus
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Few thoughts on this :
- 'conception of the world' is ambiguous as it can be interpreted as the beginning or the birth of the world, depending on the context of course...
- 'worldview' is fine but it's not clear to me whether it has already become one single word (can't find it in my dictionary...)
- 'way of looking at the world' is a little awkward and quite long, but I believe you can change it to 'outlook on the world'.
Hope this helps ?
Waïti.
Hi,

Do you think that the following expressions are equivalent when used in an epistemological or philosophical context?

"conception of the world" 'Conception' suggests to me that there is more originality, more novelty in your world view. We say, for example, that a woman 'conceives' a baby. It has the idea of newness.



"way of looking at the world" Perhaps this lacks a bit of the 'wideness' of the other phrases. It has a little less of the idea of a complete belief system.

"view of the world", "worldview". These both seem fine to me, and very similar.

Best wishes, Clive
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Waïti
- 'worldview' is fine but it's not clear to me whether it has already become one single word (can't find it in my dictionary...)

Well, I've seen "world-view".
Sextus

SextusDo you think that the following expressions are equivalent when used in an epistemological or philosophical context?

"conception of the world", "way of looking at the world", "view of the world", "worldview".

Thanks,

Sextus

I'm not sure that any expressions are equivalent, in a philosophical context – given a sufficiently determined gatherinng of philosophers. But I think "way of looking at the world" is least likely to require clarification.

MrP
Hi MrP,

Well, here (I mean in the paper in question) it is not necessary to be that exact regarding these expressions. I think that, used loosely, they're more or less equivalent.

Sextus
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I think I can say that my original question is resolved.

Sextus