Absolutism, Ethical

Ethical absolutism is the belief that all individuals are held to a particular moral standard. This view establishes that certain actions are always correct while others are always wrong. No matter where in the world absolutists may be, they are responsible to treat others according to the same moral standard established by their beliefs. Those who adhere to ethical absolutism insist that a distinction can be made between what is thought to be right and what is truly correct, and they believe that all people are held to these standards whether or not they are aware of their existence. The prescriptive nature of ethical absolutism allows for the acceptance of fundamental ethical principles without any qualifications with regard to place or time. This view provides ...

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