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Dr. Richard Price

Richard Price, 1723-1791, a Welsh dissenting preacher and moral philosopher. Price was a friend of Mary Wollstonecraft and Benjamin Franklin. His most important philosophical work is A Review of the Principle Questions in Morals (1758), in which he argued (against Francis Hutcheson and David Hume) that morality is an inherent characteristic of actions, and that it good and evil could be distinguished entirely by reason, without the help of any "moral sense" or appeal to sentiment.

Price took the American side against the British in his Observations on Civil Liberty and the War with America (1776). In 1791 he was one of the founding members of the Unitarian Society.