Day: January 8, 2013

The Worldview Tree

The three primary metaphors of a worldview form a sort of trunk, out of which grow its shared beliefs. These beliefs branch out in logical increments to create a mostly unconscious group cognition I call a worldview tree.


Here’s my definition:

worldview tree n : the shared and mostly unconscious cognitive structure of a culture which grows out of its primary cognitive metaphors, and branches out into logical off-shoots of belief