HAZARD, ROWLAND G.
Title Essay on the Philosophical Character of Channing.
Binding Pamphlet in original printed paper wrapper
Book Condition worn at spine ends, dog-ears, light damp stains mostly in corners and on wrapper, light foxing.
Location Published Boston: James Munroe and Company.
Book Number 16719
HAZARD, ROWLAND G. Essay on the Philosophical Character of Channing. By Rowland G. Hazard. Boston: James Munroe and Company. 1845. Octavo.
Pamphlet in original printed paper wrapper, worn at spine ends, dog-ears, light damp stains mostly in corners and on wrapper, light foxing. Collation: 1-54. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright & printer, (1) preface, (1) blank, -40 essay. Amer. Imprints #45-3074.
Rowland Gibson Hazard (1801-1888) manufacturer, writer on philosophical subjects. He managed the family woolen mills in Rhode Island for 50 years. He was a Free-Soiler and later a Republican, a member of the conventions that nominated Fremont, Lincoln and Grant. He also was a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives and state Senate. "His first considerable publication, Language... the book attracted the attention of William Ellery Channing, who became intimate with him. Following the latter's death in 1842, Hazard wrote an Essay on the philosophical Character of Channing, published in 1845. At some time prior to 1840, Channing suggested that Hazard should undertake a refutation of Jonathan Edwards on the Will. Hazard began to make notes and by 1843 had elaborated his main points only to lose all the material he had collected through a mishap to a Mississippi steamer on which he had taken passage to New Orleans. Fourteen years later he returned to the work and published it in 1864 under the title Freedom of Mind in Willing; or Every Being That Wills a Creative First Cause. The book gained for Hazard the friendship of John Stuart Mill, who wrote to him: "I wish you had nothing to do but philosophize, for though I often do not agree with you, I see in everything you write a well-marked natural capacity for philosophy... In 1864, while in Europe, he sought out Mill. His Two letters on Causation and Freedom in Willing, Addressed to John Stuart Mill (1869) were the result of his conversations and correspondence with the British philosopher."--Dict. Amer. Biog. VIII:471-72. We are pleased to offer Hazard's important essay on Channing.
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