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Introduced by Canadian philosopher J. L. Schellenberg.


ultimism (uncountable)

  1. (religion, philosophy) The quasireligious proposition that there is some ultimate phenomenon that is the source of good.
    • 2017, Alon Goshen-Gottstein, Religious Genius: Appreciating Inspiring Individuals Across Traditions:
      Schellenberg's thinking on religion begins with what he calls “ultimism.” “Ultimism,” for him, is the claim that: There is a metaphysically and axiologically ultimate reality (one representing both the deepest fact about the nature of things and the greatest possible value), in relation to which an ultimate good can be attained.