Can the word view be a good synonym for survey in the following context?

A man does right, as a rule, to have his thoughts more occupied with the interests of his own nation than with those of others, because his actions are more likely to affect his own nation. But in time of war, and in all matters which are of equal concern to other nations and to his own, a man ought to take account of the universal welfare, and not allow his survey to be limited by the interest, or supposed interest, of his own group or nation.

Oxford Dictionary has defined survey as "A general view, examination, or description of someone or something".

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    It could be helpful if you edit your post and explain which meaning of "view" you intended. – Em. Aug 11 '18 at 0:18
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    What is the source? This seems to be a dated usage. – user3169 Aug 11 '18 at 4:39
  • @user3169, It's written by Bertrand Russell about 100 years ago. – apadana Aug 11 '18 at 17:30

I can't comment on whether that was a standard usage of survey back then, but it is slightly off-standard now. However, it's close enough to feel familiar.

In that Oxford entry, you will see that all of the noun uses are nouns referring to the act of one of the verb usages. So we can see that the noun could refer to other verb usages as well. Another is "look closely or examine", so we can see that "his survey" can mean "the things he looks at closely or examines".

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