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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Origin and Etymology of perspectivism
International Scientific Vocabulary 1perspective + -ism; originally formed as German perspektivismus
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