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Ideas of Richard Cumberland, by Text

[English, 1631 - 1718, Bishop in the Church of England, at Peterborough.]

1672 De Legibus Naturae
Ch.I.I p.79 Natural law is immutable truth giving moral truths and duties independent of society
Ch.I.I p.79 Natural law is supplied to the human mind by reality and human nature
Ch.I.VI p.86 The happiness of individuals is linked to the happiness of everyone (which is individuals taken together)
Ch.I.VI p.87 The happiness of all contains the happiness of each, and promotes it
Ch.V.XLVI p.102 If a decision is in accord with right reason, everyone can agree with it
Ch.V.XVI p.99 If there are different ultimate goods, there will be conflicting good actions, which is impossible