Absolutism

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Absolutism

The political theory that all power should belong to the state. According to absolutism, every corporation, religious organization, or other institution must give way to the state. Absolutism comes from the period in European history before and during the early development of capitalism during which monarchs attempted to centralize power. See also: Fascism.
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Authoritarian parents try to shape and evaluate the behavior and attitudes of their children according to an absolute standard. They stress the importance of obedience to authority and favor punitive measures to bring about their children's compliance.
Yet he does grant, with relativism, that there is "no single true morality," no one absolute standard for moral lightness, or no one set of absolute moral norms.
In some cases, the nature or severity of the behavior may dictate an absolute standard (e.g., no physical aggression is acceptable).
xxiv, the view that Saint-Lambert wishes to insist on la relativite des cultures is perhaps not quite precise enough: more important is whether or not he insists, in the manner of Rousseau, on the parity (or even inferiority) of European culture when compared to the 'primitive' against the absolute standard of Nature.
The theoretical posture which Berlin posits to accommodate this collision of values is moral pluralism or a plurality of values, equally genuine, equally ultimate, and therefore incapable of being judged in terms of some absolute standard. His brand of pluralism would allow for the freedom to choose without claiming ultimate validity for the choice itself, that is, it is neutral with regard to the choice.
In 1998 it is absolute standard, but in 1985 we were just seeing the effects of fragmentation with the new technology, cable and VCR.
I wrote that there is no absolute standard of free speech in any society.
While the ANSI specifications are stated as minimum standards, many builders and designers use this as an absolute standard, and many people are still unable to independently use a ramp at this slope.
When Shakespeare described a rose, as by any other name, smelling he Bard was describing an absolute standard of beauty.
If the courts apply this absolute standard, it would cause no end of problems.
The addition of this safe harbor in the final regulations attempts to add flexibility to the minimum or maximum benefits safe harbor, which provides an absolute standard.