Cudworth, Ralph


Cudworth, Ralph
► (1617-88) Filósofo inglés. Es célebre por su Sistema intelectual del Universo, refutación de Hobbes.

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(1617, Aler, Somerset, Inglaterra–26 jun. 1688, Cambridge).

Teólogo y filósofo inglés. Educado como puritano que más tarde adoptó concepciones inconformistas, entre ellas que el gobierno de la iglesia y la práctica religiosa deben ser individuales y no autoritarios. Fue el líder de los platonistas de Cambridge. En ética, su libro más destacado es A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality [Tratado concerniente a la moralidad eterna e inmutable] (1731), que apuntaba sus dardos contra el calvinismo puritano, la teología de René Descartes y el intento de Tomas Hobbes de reducir la moralidad a la obediencia de la autoridad civil. Insistió en que el bien o mal natural eran inherentes a sucesos o actos, en contraste con la noción calvinista y cartesiana de ley divina."Las cosas son lo que son, escribió, "no por Voluntad, sino por Naturaleza. See also intuicionismo; voluntarismo.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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