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William Paley

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1743 - 1805


Historical Period:
The 18th Century

William Paley (1743-1805) was an 18th century English moral philosopher who became an influential teacher at the University of Cambridge. His major work, The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy (1785) played a vital role in disseminating utilitarian ideas in England.



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