Who were the Cambridge Platonists?

The core members of the group were Benjamin Whichcote (1609-83), Ralph Cudworth ( 1617-88), Henry More (1614-87), Peter Sterry (1613-1672), John Smith (1618-1652) and Nathaniel Culverwell (1619-1651). Others associated with them were John Worthington (1618-1671), George Rust (d. 1670), Anne Conway (1630-1679) and John Norris (1657-1711). See Cambridge Platonists at Cambridge Colleges for a fuller list of their associates (written for the project by Marilyn A. Lewis). For reading lists of primary and secondary sources relating to Cambridge Platonism, please click on our Bibliography pages.

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