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tr.v. ab·so·lu·tized, ab·so·lu·tiz·ing, ab·so·lu·tiz·es
To make absolute; change into an absolute: absolutize a moral priniciple.


(ˌæbsəˈluːtaɪz) or


vb (tr)
formal to make absolute


(ˈæb sə luˌtaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to render absolute; consider or declare perfect, complete, or unchangeable.
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But when the mind reifies its thoughts of self and other, it mistakes the whole person for one small set of characteristics imputed to him by one's mind, reducing the other person to a simple, singular thing that the mind absolutizes as the whole person.
While repeatedly affirming the primary value of "direct experience," he isolates and absolutizes certain subjective human qualities, in essence turning them into transcendental ideas.
For Antonio Negri, naked life is therefore a form of "ideology," a "mystification," because it absolutizes nudity and assimilates it to the horrors of the nazi death camp, thereby iterating its denudation.
Regarding life exclusively as an end absolutizes life, leading to "vitalization" and a one-sided focus on individual rights and autonomy.
With Freud, as the title suggests, Pacini illustrates how the modern religion of conscience absolutizes a failed ideal in the manner of narcissism.
Communitarian identities are in competition with the contemporary liberal politics that absolutizes individual moral agency by freeing individual from collective restraints that are needed for smooth functioning of political order.
In a book riddled with half-truths, this claim typically absolutizes what is historically contingent; but its "representation-as-containment" thesis is clearly a variant on the seminal Foucauldian/Greenblattian model of political containment operating through the appearance of subversion.
Just as the Rheas [Miranda's family] idealize beauty, the unlovely Eva absolutizes corruption" (96).
Eisgruber and Sager might protest that this absolutizes their claim, quoted by Greenawalt in the preceding sentence, that equal liberty "will call for exemptions in most dress code cases" (p.
If, by contrast, the analysis of Scripture absolutizes methodologies that, to some extent, assume an agnostic or even hostile stance toward Christ's divinity, or by efforts to make Christ into a rather secular-revolutionary figure, then error is inevitable.
Whenever one makes an opinion of others and absolutizes it, then one stops seeing the person as a flowing being.
He goes on to say that, whether a person absolutizes one's own ego or another person, "the origin, essence, and goal of responsible life is denied in both cases, and responsibility [itself] has become a self-made, abstract idol.