Declaration on Truth and Life: Glossary

Declaration on Truth and Life: Glossary

Explicit: implies such plainness and distinctness that there is no room for ambiguity or reason for difficulty in interpretation.

Implicit: implied or indicated but not actually expressed, although clearly contained in the nature of someone or something.

Intention: a knowing and willing determination or decision to act in a certain way; the reason, end or goal for performing a specific action; resolve.

Limit: to curtail or reduce in quality, quantity or extent.

Absolute: free from imperfection; having no restriction, exception, or qualification.

Relativism: a view that ethical truths depend upon the beliefs of individuals and groups holding them.

Ethics: the consideration of the rightness or wrongness of human actions in reference to an objectively good end or goal.

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