Tucker, Abraham

Tucker, Abraham a metaphysical writer, was born in London in 1705, and was educated at Bishop's Stortford School and Merton College, Oxford. He studied for a while at the Inner Temple, but was not admitted to the bar. He died in 1774. He published, Free-will, Fore-knowledge, and Fate; a Fragment by Edward Search (Lond. 1763, 8vo): — Man in Quest of Himself or a Defence of the Individuality of the Human Mind or Self, etc., by Cuthbert Comment, Gent. (763, 8vo). His great work, however, is The Light of Nature Pursued, by Edward Search (1768-78; Cambridge, Mass., 1831, 4 vols. 8vo; with later editions, and an abridgment by William Hazlitt, 1807, 8vo). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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