per·​spec·​tiv·​ism | \ pə(r)ˈspektə̇ˌvizəm \
plural -s

Definition of perspectivism

1 : a concept in philosophy: the world forms a complex of interacting interpretive processes in which every entity views every entity and event from an orientation peculiar to itself
2 : consciousness of or the process of using different points of view (as in literary criticism or artistic representation)

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History and Etymology for perspectivism

International Scientific Vocabulary perspective entry 1 + -ism; originally formed as German perspektivismus

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“Perspectivism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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