Cambridge Platonists
The Cambridge Platonists were a group of theologians and philosophers at the University of Cambridge in the middle of the 17th century. The leading figures were Ralph Cudworth and Henry More.
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Nathaniel Culverwell
Nathaniel Culverwell (1619–1651), alternative spellings Nathanael or Culverwel) was an English author and theologian, born in Middlesex. He was baptized on 14 January 1619 at the church of St. Margare...
John Norris (philosopher)
John Norris, sometimes called John Norris of Bemerton, (1657–1711) was an English theologian, philosopher and poet associated with the Cambridge Platonists.
John Norris was born at Collingbourne K...
Henry More
Henry More FRS (/ˈmɔr/; 12 October 1614 – 1 September 1687) was an English philosopher of the Cambridge Platonist school.
Henry was born at Grantham and was schooled at The King's School, Grantham...
George Rust (bishop)
George Rust (died 1670) was an English Anglican academic and churchman, who became bishop of Dromore in 1667. He is known as a Cambridge Platonist and associate of Jeremy Taylor.
He was a native o...
Benjamin Whichcote
Benjamin Whichcote (1609–1683) was a British Establishment and Puritan divine, Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and leader of the Cambridge Platonists.
He was born in Stoke upon Tern in Shr...
John Worthington (academic)
John Worthington (1618–1671) was an English academic. He was closely associated with the Cambridge Platonists. He did not in fact publish in the field of philosophy, and is now known mainly as a well-...
Joseph Glanvill
Joseph Glanvill (1636–1680) was an English writer, philosopher, and clergyman. Not himself a scientist, he has been called "the most skillful apologist of the virtuosi", or in other words the leading ...
Peter Sterry
Peter Sterry (1613–1672) was an English independent theologian, associated with the Cambridge Platonists prominent during the English Civil War era. He was chaplain to Parliamentarian general Robert G...
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (26 February 1671 – 4 February 1713) was an English politician, philosopher and writer.
He was born at Exeter House in London, the grandson of Anthon...
Damaris Cudworth Masham
Lady Damaris Cudworth Masham (January 18, 1659 – April 20, 1708) was an English philosopher, proto-feminist, and advocate for women’s education. Despite problems with her vision and lack of access to ...
Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway
Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway (née Finch; 14 December 1631 – 18 February 1679) was an English philosopher whose work, in the tradition of the Cambridge Platonists, was an influence on Leibniz. Conwa...
John Smith (Platonist)
John Smith (born 1618 in Achurch, Northamptonshire — died August 7, 1652 in Cambridge) was an English philosopher, theologian, and educator.
He entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1636, took h...
Ralph Cudworth
Ralph Cudworth (1617 – 26 June 1688) was an English philosopher, the leader of the Cambridge Platonists.
Born at Aller, Somerset, he was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, gaining his M...