Abraham Tucker Esqr. of Betchworth Castle.
Mezzotint. 257 x 168mm. 10 x 6½".
Abraham Tucker (1705-1774), philosophic writer, born in London, and educated at Oxford, was a country gentleman, who devoted himself to the study of philosophy, and wrote, under the name of Edward Search, a work in 7 volumes, The Light of Nature Pursued (1768-78). It is rather a miscellany than a systematic treatise, but contains much original and acute thinking. He strongly influenced Paley and is thought to have had some influence on Malthus.
In the NPG.
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