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Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3d Earl of

(1671–1713). “Lord Ashley” 1683–99; moral philos.; freethinker.* B. London, Eng.; educ. by J. Locke* et al.; remained in Angl. ch.; opposed scholasticism* and enthusiasm*; tried to est. an ethic indep. of revelation. Collected treatises pub. as Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. See also Deism, III 4.

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