"You must realize the fear and hatred which my weltanschauung instils in people"

Weltanschauung is one of those German philosophical terms whose precise meaning is elusive to translate. The literal meaning is 'worldview' and this is now in common use to indicate roughly the way an individual sees the world. For Sigmund Freud, weltanschauung was more precisely understood as "an intellectual construction which gives a unified solution of all the problems of our existence...in which no question is left open and in which everything in which we are interested finds a place." Ignatius is driven by a weltanschauung that matches Freud's definition, so much so that he is able to wield it with a characteristic, thick-skinned certainty.