A History of Philosophy [Vol V] by Frederick Charles Copleston

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III of this History may be consulted. 51 THE CAMBRIDGE PLATONISTS CHAPTER III THE CAMBRIDGE PLATONISTS Introductory remarks-Lord He1'bert of Cherbury and his theory of natural religion - The Cambridge Platonists - Richard Cumbe1'land. I. FRANCIS BACON 1 had admitted a philosophical or natural theology, which treats of God's existence and of His nature, so far as this is manifested in creatures. Hobbes, however, excluded from philosophy all consideration of God, since he regarded philosophy as concerned with bodies in motion.

Moreover, the law of benevolence is itself an expression of the divine will and is furnished with sanctions, even though disinterested love of God and man provides a higher motive for obedience to the law than is provided by a self-regarding consideration of sanctions. In view of the emphasis which is customarily, and rightly, placed on the development of empiricism in British philosophy, it is as well not to forget the existence of men such as the Cambridge Platonists and Richard Cumberland. For they represent what Professor J.

And we can link him up with the Renaissance writer, Machiavelli. 1 But whereas the latter had been primarily concerned with political mechanics, with the means of attaining and preserving power, Hobbes provides a general political theory in which the concept of power and its function plays a supremely important part. Much in this theory is dated, historically conditioned, as is indeed inevitable in any political theory which goes beyond principles which can be considered 'eternal', that is, of lasting applicability, precisely because they iLre too general and abstract to be intrinsically related to a given epoch.

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