ABSOLUTISM , in
See also:aesthetics, a
See also:term applied to the theory that beauty is an
See also:objective attribute of things, not merely a subjective feeling of pleasure in him who perceives . It follows that there is an absolute standard of the beautiful by which all
See also:objects can be judged . The fact that, in practice, the judgments even of connoisseurs are perpetually at variance, and that the so-called criteria of one place or
See also:period are more or less opposed to those of all others, is explained away by the hypothesis that individuals are differently gifted in respect of the capacity to appreciate . (See AESTHETICS.) In
See also:political philosophy absolutism, as opposed to constitutional
See also:government, is the despotic
See also:rule of a
See also:sovereign unrestrained by
See also:laws and based directly upon force . In the strict sense suchgovernments are rare, but it is customary to apply the term to ;a state at a relatively backward stage of constitutional development .
ABSOLUTION (Lat. absolutio from absolvo, loosen, ac...
ABSORPTION OF LIGHT
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