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Absolutism can mean:

  • Absolute truth (also known as 'absolutism'), the contention that in a particular domain of thought, all statements in that domain are either absolutely true or absolutely false
  • Enlightened absolutism, a term used to describe the actions of absolute rulers who were influenced by the Enlightenment (eighteenth and early nineteenth century Europe)
  • Moral absolutism, the position that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are good or evil, regardless of the context of the act
  • Autocracy (also known as 'political absolutism'), a political theory which argues that one person should hold all power
    • Absolute monarchy, a form of government where the monarch has the power to rule their land freely, with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition in force
  • a theory of space (see Relationalism#Absolutism_vs._Relationalism) holding that space exists absolutely, in contrast to relationalism, which holds that space exists only as relations between objects

ja:絶対主義 pl:Absolutyzm fi:Absolutismi


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