Habits of Hope: A Pragmatic Theory

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Vanderbilt University Press, 2001 - Philosophy - 238 pages
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"Shade shows that hoping can be made practical without losing its capacity to transcend practical limitations. He first discusses the particular hopes we pursue and then turns to the habits of hope - persistence, resourcefulness, and courage - that are vital to their realization. Each of these habits can be developed individually, but their coordination and mutual reinforcement is most desirable. Indeed, habits of hope are the basis for developing hopefulness, a complex habit that nurtures and sustains us even when we fail to realize particular hopes. Hopefulness, Shade maintains, helps us to avoid the paralysis of despair. Without it, the life of hope is greatly diminished."--BOOK JACKET.

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Patrick Shade is an assistant professor of philosophy at Rhodes College.

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