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Skepticism vs. Absolutism

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  • Skepticism (noun)

    The practice or philosophy of being a skeptic.

  • Skepticism (noun)

    A studied attitude of questioning and doubt

  • Skepticism (noun)

    The doctrine that absolute knowledge is not possible

  • Skepticism (noun)

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

  • Skepticism (noun)

    Doubt or disbelief of religious doctrines

  • Absolutism (noun)

    Doctrine of preordination; doctrine of absolute decrees; doctrine that God acts in an absolute manner. First attested in the mid 18th century.page=9

  • Absolutism (noun)

    The principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism. First attested in the early 19th century.

  • Absolutism (noun)

    Belief in a metaphysical absolute; belief in Absolute. First attested in the late 19th century.

  • Absolutism (noun)

    Positiveness; the state of being absolute.

  • Absolutism (noun)

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

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  • Skepticism (noun)

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

  • Skepticism (noun)

    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.

  • Skepticism (noun)

    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.

  • Absolutism (noun)

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

  • Absolutism (noun)

    Doctrine of absolute decrees.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Skepticism (noun)

    doubt about the truth of something

  • Skepticism (noun)

    the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge

  • Absolutism (noun)

    dominance through threat of punishment and violence

  • Absolutism (noun)

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

  • Absolutism (noun)

    the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

  • Absolutism (noun)

    the doctrine of an absolute being

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