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Ideas of Ralph Cudworth, by Text

[English, 1617 - 1688, Taught at Cambridge University.]

1688 On Eternal and Immutable Morality
Bk IV Ch 6.4 p.118 If the soul were a tabula rasa, with no innate ideas, there could be no moral goodness or justice
Ch.I.I.5 p.106 If the will and pleasure of God controls justice, then anything wicked or unjust would become good if God commanded it
Ch.II.3 p.109 The requirement that God must be obeyed must precede any authority of God's commands
Ch.II.3 p.109 Obligation to obey all positive laws is older than all laws
Ch.II.4 p.109 Keeping promises and contracts is an obligation of natural justice
Ch.II.I p.107 An omnipotent will cannot make two things equal or alike if they aren't
Ch.II.VI.1 p.115 Senses cannot judge one another, so what judges senses cannot be a sense, but must be superior
Ch.III.III.2 p.116 Sense is fixed in the material form, and so can't grasp abstract universals
1688 Treatise of Freewill
X p.132 There is a self-determing power in each person, which makes them what they are