The Framework

Each section provides the simplified details of how the American Worldview answers these questions.

The Ontology of the American Worldview

Every Worldview is broken up into four levels of depth. The first level is considered to be the “Foundation” upon which the other levels are built. These “Core Beliefs” are what each other level is built upon, and should any of these beliefs be found faulty, the rest of the system can be compromised.

These beliefs are typically considered by a believer to be brute facts, and are present in their thinking, decision-making, and behavior often without the believer being aware. They are “taken as granted” and permit the believer to live in and interact with the world around them. The beliefs can also be called “presuppositions” that are brought in implicitly into conversations or within arguments.