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Metaphysical Hazlitt : Bicentenary Essays - Uttara Natarajan

Metaphysical Hazlitt

Bicentenary Essays

By: Uttara Natarajan (Editor), Tom Paulin (Editor), Duncan Wu (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th April 2005
ISBN: 9780415335669
Number Of Pages: 190

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The rediscovery and restitution of William Hazlitt as a canonical Romantic author has been among the latest and most significant developments in present-day Romantic studies. This volume, a collection of previously unpublished essays by the foremost scholars in the field presents Hazlitt as a philosophical, and not simply a "familiar" essayist. It offers a comprehensive statement of the significance and transmission of Hazlitt's philosophical principles, in his own work and in that of his contemporaries and succeeding writers. This book is an essential contribution to a vital new aspect of Romantic studies and shows Hazlitt to be, as his memorial claims, "The first (unanswered) Metaphysician of the age."

Bibliographical note
Introduction : Hazlitt's essay on the principles of human action, 1805-2005p. 1
Disinterested imagining and impersonal feelingp. 17
Hazlitt and the idea of identityp. 30
'The future in the instant' : Hazlitt's essay and Shakespearep. 43
Hazlitt and the selfishness of passionp. 56
Hazlitt and the 'kings of speech'p. 68
The road to Nether Stoweyp. 83
One impulse : Hazlitt, Wordsworth and the principles of human actionp. 98
Circle of sympathy : Shelley's Hazlittp. 112
'Darkening knowledge' : Hazlitt and Bentham on the limits of empiricismp. 125
Schelling and Hazlitt on disinterestedness and freedomp. 137
'A nature towards one another' : Hazlitt and the inherent disinterestedness of moral agencyp. 151
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ISBN: 9780415335669
ISBN-10: 0415335663
Series: Routledge Studies in Romanticism
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 11th April 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 15.65  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1