The term Absolutism may refer to:
Absolute idealism, an ontologically monistic philosophy attributed to G.W.F. Hegel. It is Hegel's account of how being is ultimately comprehensible as an all-inclusive whole.
Absolute monarchy, a form of government where the monarchhas the power to rule their land freely, with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition in force
* Absolute space, a theory holding that space exists absolutely, in contrast to relationalism, which holds that space exists only as relations between objects
* Absolute truth, the contention that in a particular domain of thought, all statements in that domain are either absolutely true or absolutely false
Absolutism (European history), a historiographical term used to describe a form of monarchical power that is unrestrained by any other institutions, such as churches, legislatures, or social elites
Autocracy(also known as 'political absolutism'), a political theory which argues that one person should hold all power
Enlightened absolutism, a term used to describe the actions of absolute rulers who were influenced by the Enlightenment (eighteenth and early nineteenth century Europe)
Moral absolutism, the position that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are good or evil, regardless of the context of the act
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