Absolutistic



the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government.
any theory holding that values, principles, etc., are and not relative, dependent, or changeable.
Historical Examples

It means a real change of heart, a break with absolutistic hopes, when one takes up this view of the conditions of belief.
Essays in Radical Empiricism William James

History shows how easily both quietists and fanatics have drawn inspiration from the absolutistic scheme.
The Meaning of Truth William James

It is the absolutistic brand, spurning the dust and reared upon pure logic.
Pragmatism William James

noun
the principle or practice of a political system in which unrestricted power is vested in a monarch, dictator, etc; despotism
(philosophy)

any theory which holds that truth or moral or aesthetic value is absolute and universal and not relative to individual or social differences Compare relativism
the doctrine that reality is unitary and unchanging and that change and diversity are mere illusion See also monism (sense 2), pluralism (sense 5b)

(Christianity) an uncompromising form of the doctrine of predestination
n.

1753 in theology; 1830 in politics, in which sense it was first used by British reformer and parliamentarian Maj. Gen. Thomas Perronet Thompson (1783-1869). See absolute and -ism.

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