Rationalism, Sentimentalism, and Ralph Cudworth

@article{Gill2004RationalismSA,
  title={Rationalism, Sentimentalism, and Ralph Cudworth},
  author={Michael B. Gill},
  journal={Hume Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={149 - 181}
}
Moral rationalism is the view that morality originates in reason alone. It is often contrasted with moral sentimentalism, which is the view that the origin of morality lies at least partly in (non-rational) sentiment. The eighteenth century saw pitched philosophical battles between rationalists and sentimentalists, and the issue continues to fuel disputes among moral philosophers today. The eighteenth-century rationalists took Ralph Cudworth to be one of their champions, and the sentimentalists… Expand
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