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Point of view

Related: bias - narratology - world view

Every point of view entails a bias, NPOV is an utopia; the goal is to expose the point of view. [Apr 2006]


A manner of viewing things; an attitude. In cognition, it is the choice of a context for opinions, beliefs and experiences. In literature it is the related experience of the storyteller. [Apr 2006]

Perspective (cognitive)

Perspective in theory of cognition is the choice of a context or a reference (or the result of this choice) from which to sense, categorize, measure or codify experience, cohesively forming a coherent belief, typically for comparing with another. One may further recognize a number of subtly distinctive meanings, close to those of point of view, Weltanschauung, paradigm.

To choose a perspective is to choose a value system and, unavoidably, an associated belief system. When we look at a business perspective, we are looking at a monetary base values system and beliefs. When we look at a human perspective, it is a more social value system and its associated beliefs. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspective_%28cognitive%29 [Apr 2006]

Point of view (literature)

In literature and storytelling, a point of view is the related experience of the narrator not that of the author. Authors expressly cannot, in fiction, insert or inject their own voice, as this challenges the suspension of disbelief. Texts encourage the reader to identify with the narrator, not with the author. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_of_view_%28literature%29 [Apr 2006]

Neutral point of view

The neutral point of view policy states that one should write articles without bias, representing all views fairly.

The neutral point of view policy is easily misunderstood. The policy doesn't assume that it's possible to write an article from just a single unbiased, "objective" point of view. The policy says that we should fairly represent all sides of a dispute, and not make an article state, imply, or insinuate that any one side is correct. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPOV [Jun 2004]

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