William Hazlitt | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Raymond Martin and John Barresi

This literature criticism consists of approximately 30 pages of analysis & critique of William Hazlitt.
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Critical Essay by Raymond Martin and John Barresi

SOURCE: "Hazlitt on the Future of the Self," in Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 56, No. 3, July, 1995, pp. 463-81.

In the following essay, Martin and Barresi examine Hazlitt's theories of personal identity, focusing particularly on how they relate to modern philosophies.

There are moments in the life of a solitary thinker which are to him what the evening of some great victory is to the conqueror and hero … milder triumphs long remembered with truer and deeper delight. And though the shouts of multitudes do not hail his success … [yet] as time passes … [such moments] still awaken the consciousness of a spirit patient, indefatigable in the search of truth and a hope of surviving in the thoughts and minds of other men.1

William Hazlitt's moment occurred in 1794, when he was sixteen...

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