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Naming the Lenses: Part 8

Posted by Administrator on 2/25/2014 to Critical Thinking
James Sire’s eighth major worldview (in The Universe Next Door) is postmodernism. One positive aspect of postmodernism is that it has caused man to question his view of reality, not just reality itself—that is to challenge his assumptions about reality, God, self, and truth.

Naming the Lenses: Part 7

Posted by Administrator on 2/18/2014 to Critical Thinking
The seventh lens of worldviews is the new age lens. This worldview promotes spirituality without religion.

Naming the Lenses: Part 6

Posted by Administrator on 2/11/2014 to Critical Thinking

James Sire presents a sixth major worldview in his work The Universe Next Door. Buddhism and Hinduism would be the most recognizable religions fostering this worldview.

Naming the Lenses: Part 5

Posted by Administrator on 2/4/2014 to Critical Thinking
So far we have looked at four different worldview lenses, as proposed by James Sire in The Universe Next Door. A fifth worldview lens is existentialism. Existentialism is similar to naturalism in many ways. Both views believe that matter exists eternally, but God does not exist. Death is matter ceasing to exist and personality is extinguished. Human reason is our means of knowing the universe. Ethics relates only to human beings, and history has no overarching purpose. However, there are a few distinctive aspects in existentialism.
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