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  1. Moral Absolutism is based upon a simple rule which is used to evaluate the moral quality of alternatives.
  2. Moral absolutism is a branch of Ethics.
  3. Moral absolutism is an argument from authority, a tautology. (Web site)
  4. Moral absolutism is a position in which it is believed that the whole of humanity is obligated to act in certain ways.
  5. Moral Absolutism was prevalent when God was recognised as its source and the faithful truly existed.

Moral Absolutism

  1. Modern human rights theory is a form of moral absolutism, usually based on the nature of humanity and the essence of human nature. (Web site)
  2. Some, in fact, deny free will and still accept moral absolutism—and argue that these two beliefs are inextricably tied. (Web site)
  3. Moral absolutism and religion Many religion s have morally absolutist positions, regarding their system of morality as having been set by a deity or deities.


  1. In this case, moral absolutism is a subjective decision (i.e., free will must, by definition, include the freedom to choose what is moral). (Web site)
  2. The philosopher Immanuel Kant was a promoter of moral absolutism. (Web site)
  3. A primary criticism of moral absolutism regards how we come to know what the "absolute" morals are. (Web site)
  4. An example of Moral Absolutism is when a person throws a punch at you, if you punch back, it is considered wrong. (Web site)
  5. And that is the danger of Prager's brain-dead moral absolutism. (Web site)

Moral Relativism

  1. Semi-religious arguments for moral absolutism have to do with the relationship between free will, choice, and morals. (Web site)
  2. It stands as a compromise between moral absolutism, and moral relativism, where situational human factors, like culture, dictate moral value.
  3. Moral absolutism is often contrasted with moral relativism.


  1. Ethical calculus would most accurately be regarded as a form of dynamic moral absolutism.
  2. According to moral absolutism, morals are inherent in the laws of the universe, the nature of humanity, or some other fundamental source.
  3. Humanity has wrestled with questions of moral absolutism in religion for thousands of years.
  4. Moral Absolutism, requires universalism - id est, a universal figure or diety to establish the morals.
  5. Unlike moral absolutism, moral universalism, is the fundamental basis for universalist ethics, which are 'universally' applicable to humanity.


  1. The historical character of religious belief is seen by some as strong grounds for criticism of religious moral absolutism.
  2. One, " moral absolutism ", holds that good and evil are fixed concepts established by God, nature, or some other authority.


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