Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept

Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept

by James W. Sire

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In this companion volume to The Universe Next Door, James W. Sire offers his refined definition of a worldview and addresses key questions about the history of worldview thinking, the existential and intellectual formation of worldviews, the public and private dimensions of worldviews and how worldview thinking can help us navigate an increasingly pluralistic universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830840731
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 02/02/2015
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 201
Sales rank: 393,574
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James W. Sire (PhD, University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is the author of many books, including The Universe Next Door, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All? Habits of the Mind and Apologetics Beyond Reason.

Table of Contents



1. Camel, Kangaroo and Elephant

2. Worldview Definitions: From Dilthey to Naugle

3. First Things First: Being or Knowing

4. Flesh and Bones: Theoretical and Pretheoretical

5. Rational System, Way of Life and Master Story

6. Worldviews: Public and Private

7. Worldview: A Refined Definition

8. Intelligent People Who Clash by Day: Worldviews as a Tool for Analysis


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