The belief that a moral code is uncompromisable no matter what the circumstances.

The counterpart to Moral Deontism. The Moral Absolutist would be unprepared to commit a minor immoral act in order to prevent the committing of a greater act of immorality on someone else's part. The classic example is that the Moral Absolutist would be unprepared to kill one man to prevent the death of many others. This was a common debate during World War II, when it was commonly held that the assassination of Adolf Hitler could have led to the saving of many innocent lives, however to have done so would have been an act of Moral Deontism and incompatible with an Absolutist stance.

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