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Skepticism vs. Absolutism

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Skepticismnoun

(US) The practice or philosophy of being a skeptic.

Absolutismnoun

(theology) Doctrine of preordination; doctrine of absolute decrees; doctrine that God acts in an absolute manner.

Skepticismnoun

(US) A studied attitude of questioning and doubt

Absolutismnoun

(political science) The principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism.

Skepticismnoun

(US) The doctrine that absolute knowledge is not possible

Absolutismnoun

(philosophy) Belief in a metaphysical absolute; belief in Absolute.

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Skepticismnoun

(US) A methodology that starts from a neutral standpoint and aims to acquire certainty though scientific or logical observation.

Absolutismnoun

Positiveness; the state of being absolute.

Skepticismnoun

(US) Doubt or disbelief of religious doctrines

Absolutismnoun

(rare) The characteristic of being absolute in nature or scope; absoluteness.

Skepticismnoun

An undecided, inquiring state of mind; doubt; uncertainty.

‘That momentary amazement, and irresolution, and confusion, which is the result of skepticism.’;

Absolutismnoun

The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism.

‘The element of absolutism and prelacy was controlling.’;

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Skepticismnoun

The doctrine that no fact or principle can be certainly known; the tenet that all knowledge is uncertain; Pyrrohonism; universal doubt; the position that no fact or truth, however worthy of confidence, can be established on philosophical grounds; critical investigation or inquiry, as opposed to the positive assumption or assertion of certain principles.

Absolutismnoun

Doctrine of absolute decrees.

Skepticismnoun

A doubting of the truth of revelation, or a denial of the divine origin of the Christian religion, or of the being, perfections, or truth of God.

‘Let no . . . secret skepticism lead any one to doubt whether this blessed prospect will be realized.’;

Absolutismnoun

dominance through threat of punishment and violence

Skepticismnoun

doubt about the truth of something

Absolutismnoun

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

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Skepticismnoun

the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge

Absolutismnoun

the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

Skepticism

Skepticism (American and Canadian English) or scepticism (British, Irish, Australian, and New Zealand English) is generally a questioning attitude or doubt towards one or more putative instances of knowledge which are asserted to be mere belief or dogma. Formally, skepticism is a topic of interest in philosophy, particularly epistemology.

Absolutismnoun

the doctrine of an absolute being

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