A small band of 17th century Cambridge thinkers whoever views represented a type of revival of Platonism. Esp. Ralph Cudworth and Henry Much More. Recalled mainly, perhaps, for holding that ethics rests on particular absolute and self-evident truths. -- W.K.F. Newton ended up being affected by Henry greater, e.g. in viewing space whilst the sensorium of Jesus. See Cudworth, Deism. Cf. M.H. Nicolson, Conway Papers.
Revulsion from the dogmatic temper of the Presbyterians, and the unreasoning enthusiasm of the Independents favoured sympathy afterwards with Cambridge Platonists and other liberal Anglican churchmen.