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Constitutionalism and Absolutism

Contrary to what most may think, Constitutionalism doesn’t necessarily involve a written document. The key idea of constitutionalism is limiting the power of the king. Constitutionalism is based in the fact that the authority of the government comes from some fundamental law. 348 more words

Western Civ 2

Out with absolutism: in with the half-arsed approach to life

Absolutism is defined as the holding of absolute principles in political, philosophical, or theological matters. The zeitgeist is awash with this insidiousness; from our politics, to our approach to education, to our exercise regimes and oh so very evidently in our diets. 628 more words

Social Commentary

Being Outdated is Outdated

I read a post recently about how the conventional notion of masculinity was outdated. And what struck me as fascinating, was not the actual arguments this person was making, but the implications of the claim that masculinity was outdated. 165 more words


513. How to Live the Word Control?

Or exploring the negative aspects of control in order to see the supportive potential that this word contains as well for my life

The first association that comes to this word is definitely ‘control-freak’ which is one of the things I’ve shared about throughout these blogs as an aspect to change about myself and that has been most challenging to me, and what I’ve discovered is that there are fears behind the desire to control something or someone. 1,299 more words

Desteni Process

Ethics Isn’t All-or-Nothing: Why Moral Absolutism and Moral Relativism Are Incoherent and Untenable

What does it mean for something to be “good?” or “bad?” Even now there seems to be a fog of confusion surrounding ethics. On one side there are moral absolutists who cling to a Kantian-style worship of principles, while the moral relativists at the other end think that one morality is good as the next. 1,585 more words

Enlightened Absolutism

During the 18th century, in the age of the Enlightenment, some European rulers who had embraced the idea of absolute monarchy became interested in Enlightenment philosophy. 405 more words


Being Prepared

It would be well for those of you who can afford to do it (it’s an old book, and should be findable–it is on Amazon, don’t buy the deceptive Nook version which is a discussion of the book)…buy Robert Heinlein The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. 32 more words