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Collier Arthur

Collier, Arthur (1680-1732), an English metaphysician, born at Longford Magna, Wiltshire, where his father held a family living. After passing through an Oxford course, he became in his turn rector of Langford in 1704. While he was at Balliol he had turned his attention to Descartes and Malebranche, and he gave to the world his views in 1713, when he published his Clavis Universalis, to demonstrate the non-existence and the impossibility of an external world. His view bears a striking resemblance to that of Berkeley (q.v.). Other works of Collier's are A Specimen of True Philosophy and Logology.