Absolutism

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Absolutism

A moral judgement that relies on a fixed truth is Absolutist. An Absolute Rule says that somethings are inherently right or wrong, no matter the circumstance or situation; there is no room for change.

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Strengths

  • Provides a Universal Code to measure everything against.
  • Enables us to have a UN Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Absolutism can be applied to everyone.
  • People instinctively take the Absolute Approach
  • Easier to apply compared to Relativism
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Weaknesses

  • Does not consider different circumstances and situations.
  • May not be clear as to what the right thing to do in a situation is.
  • Not concerned with the motive or outcome.
  • It's not always possible to do the right thing.
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