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MORAL SUBJECTIVISM

The theory that the norms of human conduct are ultimately determined by each person for himself or herself. Implicit in the theory is some form of philosophical idealism, which holds that truth is not an absolute but a creation of the one who perceives it.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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