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Anthony Collins

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[Revised entry by William Uzgalis on October 8, 2020. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Anthony Collins (1676 - 1729) was a wealthy English free-thinker, deist and materialist who in his later years became a country squire and local government official in Essex. Along with John Toland, Collins was the most significant member of a close knit circle of radical free thinkers that arose in England in the first three decades of the eighteenth century. This group included such men as Samuel Bold, Matthew Tindal, Thomas Woolston and William Wollaston.[1]...

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