Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy VI (2012)
|Abstract||Draft version of essay. ABSTRACT: Benjamin Whichcote developed a distinctive account of human nature centered on our moral psychology. He believed that this view of human nature, which forms the foundation of “Cambridge Platonism,” showed that the demands of reason and faith are not merely compatible but dynamically supportive of one another. I develop an interpretation of this oft-neglected and widely misunderstood account of human nature and defend its viability against a key objection.|
|Keywords||Cambridge Platonism moral psychology Human Nature Ralph Cudworth Henry More John Smith modal voluntarism divine command Image of God Neoplatonism|
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