What Is Ethical Absolutism?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 8:22:53 PM ET
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Ethical absolutism is the philosophical viewpoint that certain human actions are right or wrong based on an objective moral code. This ethical standard is not dependent on the context or circumstances in which the actions arise but is true in all cultures and is applicable to everyone. Ethical absolutism arises from religious doctrines that dictate right and wrong human behavior, such as the Judeo-Christian biblical commands.

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