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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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In other words, I don't need to assume that facticity is absolute, because I can de-absolutize the first-order facticity by means of an absolutization of a different order of facticity, a second-order facticity.
After outlining a framework for defining this term and depicting the main features of racialist thinking processes, such as essentialization, reductionism and absolutization, the paper gives particular attention to the discussions regarding the question if cultural racism is a new form of the 'classical', biological racism, or represents a different phenomenon, and this would be the reason why, in the scientific discourse, there should be used another, more adequate term, which should replace the problematic word 'racism'.
The solution to the dead-end in theology of religions is not the reinvention of an absolutization of the Catholic Church's self-awareness wrapped in new terms.
They deny their seemingly godless parents the status of executors of God's will and appoint themselves--as a result of the performed absolutization of internalized standards--representatives of God's judging and punishing authority.
Nevertheless, the absolutization of the relation between content and form and especially the absolute subjugation of form to content will gradually lead to misconceptions not only in theory but also in the practice of artistic creation.
Hence, the price for that relativization of truth and absolutization of form (called by some as excess formalism) is brutal destruction of the professional ethics," Vengelov says.
The absolutization of histrionics and the proclamation of the universality of art, as the suppression of otherness competing inside the power represented by the imperial palace, is the final gesture, not just that of a personal destiny, but that of a collective destiny, is the symptom of the alterity invasion of exotic otherness of the cultures centralized in the possibly enclosed space of the Roman city.
It also requires overcoming of what Gracia sees as a onesided explanation and an absolutization of some categories or of some difficulties of the single conceptions of categories he carefully expounds.
The most important consequences of Palamas' victory were the absolutization of Hesychasm's influence within the Byzantine society as well as rapid geographical propagation of the practice outside Byzantium proper.
Topics include: the theoretical redefinition of EU-defined "religious terrorism" as "Islamo-bandit" acts of asymmetrical warfare for the advancement of a geopolitical goal; the discursive construction of the friend-enemy distinction in relations between the United States and Iran; US and European utopian aspirations in Afghanistan as a driver of chaos, absolutization of enmity, and a permanent state of exception; the need to contextualize Western academic framings of the ideology of Islamism as a factor in the design of Western policies; and the ideological role of Salafism in the Sunni-Shia split in Iraq.
16) The Pope questions the absolutization of human freedom, but on the other hand, it is questionable whether there would be individual moral responsibility without the individual having the capacity for self-determination.
Refusing to engage in ecumenical dialogue, rejecting it, or worse, fighting against it are attitudes of confessional ideologization and absolutization, of weakness, insecurity, and fear.