absolutism


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Synonyms for absolutism

Synonyms for absolutism

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

a government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives

Synonyms for absolutism

dominance through threat of punishment and violence

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc

the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

the doctrine of an absolute being

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When theology is done in this manner, and the data from religions are examined impartially, absolutism in any form loses its support.
Absolutism may have a place in a sensible theory of freedom of speech, but not as the comprehensive methodology.
But, as our burning building analogy suggests, it is not always possible to maintain claims of something like free choice as a cause of human behavior when we opt for either ethical relativism (a decentralized approach) or ethical absolutism (a centralized approach) as a basis for a code of ethics.
It would have been particularly interesting to examine the link between absolutism and rural communities in Franche-Comte.
Maybe now we can start thinking of absolutism as a "governing process" from which civility was a by-product rather than the driving force.
Within a few years, however, Edmund would realize that there were but two possible ways to resolve America's strife with the mother country: the way of his father--loyal disagreement; or the way of his uncle--un flinching dedication to freedom from English absolutism, no matter what the cost.
Wilkes served his faction as one of its ablest propagandists, anonymously publishing a newspaper, the North Briton, that lampooned Bute as a friend of royal absolutism and enemy of English liberty.
A Study Of Major Political Thinkers In France From The Seventeenth To The Twentieth Century: From Absolutism To Socialism by Nigel A.
On college campuses students are far too eager to exchange a theology of the cross and the awe and mystery of the gospel for a theology of absolutism and triumphalism.
One King, One Law, Three Faiths: Religion and the Rise of Absolutism in Seventeenth-Century Metz.
The constitutional history of the past 1,000 years in common law countries records the repeated ebb and flow of absolutism on the one side and law on the other.
And therefore there must be a prepoderence of the judiciary in the judicial appointments that's an absolutism which is completely non-negotiable under any circumstances.
Absolutism is an attempt at being partners with God in His divine and dominical attributes.
She develops a methodology for identifying ethical principles for by combining aspects of the semiotic theory of Charles Saunders Pierce and methods of comparative ethics, thereby attempting a middle ground between extreme ethical relativism and ethical absolutism.
We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.