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Synonyms for totalism

the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

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Wojtyfa's philosophy, on the other hand, strikes a subtle balance between individualism and totalism, which are both contrary to the person's nature.
(5) Eisenstadt partially deals with both totalism and heterodoxies, yet his highly intriguing work is prone, at times, to far too sweeping generalizations.
(1) I prefer the use of totalism instead of totalitarianism since the latter term is inherently associated with the industrial interwar authoritarian states as well the "war societies" of the era, not to mention the latter word's suggestion of brutal coercion, something which need not automatically be the case in a totalist system.
Lanier targets the post-humanist philosophy he terms "cybernetic totalism." This believes that human consciousness can be adequately transferred into the digital realm.
She argues that an indoctrinatory tradition is one that seeks to implant "control beliefs" that result in ideological totalism. She offers examples, such as the Islamic school co-founded by Abu Bakar Ba'asyir and the organization Jemaah Islamiyah, as an illustration of the processes by which these control beliefs are implanted in Islamic education and proposes methods for creating and promoting educative Muslim traditions that foster religious pluralism, strong rationality, and strong autonomy; offering examples here as well.
Thougth reform and the psychology of totalism. New York: Norton.
The conditions in Western Europe may not be as bad, because of many reasons, although there is no immunity from neo-liberal totalism.
Though some libertarians lambast Rand and Atlas Shrugged for its "totalism"; that very coherence is, of course, one of the book's greatest strengths.
Thought reform and the psychology of totalism. A study of "Brainwashing" in China.
For example, he says that Kierkegaard confirmed Percy's proclivity for solitariness and Pierce tempted him toward totalism. These claims warrant more development than they are given.
They are against totalism, globalism and dualism and are against the association of men with logic and science and women with emotions and irrationality.
Both classes of global intrinsic good are compatible with theories that focus on average amounts of the ground (averagism) or ones that focus on the total amounts of the ground (totalism).
Paul Martin and Liz Shaw, experts in de-programming cult followers and the mind-control methods first examined by Robert Jay Lifton in his classic tome, "Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism."
Robert Lifton's classic studies would include these as core features of "ideological totalism," which in turn is a key element in what he terms (in the vocabulary of his time) "cult brainwashing" (8).