absolutist absolutist  /æb sɪ ˈlu tɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) one who advocates absolutism
  2. (adj) pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism

Usage(s):

  1. White House officials consider his demands too absolutist and impractical.
  2. The American people are not absolutist, and they don't elect us to impose a rigid ideology on our problems.
  3. As a civil liberties absolutist all I can do is shout at you, so I'll spare you.

News

  • Weighting mans' lives against dogs'

    How much is a dog's life worth? Less than a human life, obviously, but how much less? Would you kill 1,000 dogs to save one human? A million dogs? Perhaps you're an absolutist, and you'd sacrifice every dog in the world to save one person. But what if you weren't sure how many people you'd save? How many dogs would you euthanize for a 10 percent chance of saving one human?
    on September 20, 2013     Source: The Columbian

Quotes

  1. "There are too many public officials taking an absolutist position when they don't have to," Luntz says. "And they're taking it not because they want to, but because they're scared into doing it."
    on Dec 9, 2009 By: Frank Luntz Source: Washington Post

  2. "Ayn Rand has a kind of absolutist ethics," Brook said. "She believes in right or wrong, good and evil, but based on secular principles, not religious principles, and I think there's an appeal for that now."
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: Yaron Brook Source: Bloomberg

  3. "This is how everyone who walks the absolutist and authoritarian road begins, and it ends badly for all of them," Zulia state Governor Manuel Rosales, who won 37 percent of December's presidential vote, said in a televised speech.
    on May 27, 2007 By: Manuel Rosales Source: Bloomberg

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