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Cudworth, Ralph

(1617–88). Cambridge Platonist; b. Aller, Somerset, Eng.; prof. Cambridge; rector Ashwell; prebendary Gloucester. In The True Intellectual System of the Universe he held that the Christian religion is the only source of knowledge; set forth 3 principles: 1. reality of divine intelligence and the spiritual world it created; 2. eternal reality of moral ideas; 3. reality of moral freedom and responsibility. See also Arminianism.

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