Samuel Colliber

(fl. c. 1708—1747) author

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Virtually nothing is known about Samuel Colliber apart from a few inferences which can be gleaned from his own works. In his own day he was probably best known for the Columna Rostrata, a history of the sixteenth-century naval wars with the Dutch. He published three philosophical works, in which he cites Locke frequently. He must also have known the works of Samuel Clarke. Whether he knew the works of Hobbes and Spinoza at first hand, or indirectly through Clarke's writings on them, we cannot say.


From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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