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Absolutism may refer to:
- Absolute monarchy, in which a monarch rules free of laws or legally organized opposition; especially in the period c. 1610 – c. 1789 in Europe
- Enlightened absolutism, influenced by the Enlightenment (18th- and early 19th-century Europe)
- Autocracy, or "political absolutism", a political theory which argues that one person should hold all power
- Moral absolutism, the belief in absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, regardless of context
- Graded absolutism, the view that a moral absolute, such as "Do not kill", can be greater or lesser than another moral absolute, such as "Do not lie"
- Absolute (philosophy), an objective and unconditioned reality said to underlie perceived objects
- Absolute idealism, an ontologically monistic philosophy attributed to G.W.F. Hegel
- Absolute space, a theory that space exists absolutely; contrast with relationalism
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