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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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Instead, the ethno-cultural origin is absolutized to discriminate, marginalize, segregate, exclude, or exile (Taguieff, 2005b: 499).
This principle does not allow a given concept--such as human or non-human, being or non-being--to become absolutized.
In short, they never ask themselves who the "we" of their brief is, and why sociology as a collective identity should be absolutized.
how they even create their own ideology, how they absolutize an idea and then, with the help of this absolutized idea, punish those who preached this idea to them--but who live differently from the way demanded by that idea" (Haneke, Interview with Alexander Kluge).
Mechanism thereby wields an efficient causality, whose material determinism continues to be absolutized by the stubborn disciples of early modern thinkers through Kant, even though universalizing mechanism bars the worldly presence of consciousness, self-consciousness, and all normative theorizing and action.
They never absolutized natural rights or Roman law or even the Roman people.
The modem period absolutized the subject to the detriment of the relational side of the divine and the human.
This principle assists us in not over-generalizing, or creating a more global perception, which often creates very non-specific communication, and very often catastrophic and absolutized consequences.
15) The problem is not that Paul is bound by sin as a necessary or pre-Christian condition, but rather that Paul has absolutized God's revelation in the law and has thus become a zealot.
He talks of "re-absolutizing the scope of mathematics," of deriving "the capacity, proper to every mathematical statement, through which the latter is capable of formulating a possibility that can be absolutized, even if only hypothetically" (2009, 126).
However, in contemporary neoliberal populism, the balance, uneasy or otherwise, between individual and social is all but lost; the concentration on relationships or activities displaced by absolutized property rights of the individual self.
Liberalism, on the one hand, absolutized the right of private property and ignored the common good.