The Resilience of Hope

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Janette McDonald, Andrea M. Stephenson
Rodopi, 2010 - Philosophy - 188 pages
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Hope, What is it? How do we get it? Is it part of being human? Is it something that carries us through hard times? Is it something illusory? This book, which stems from the 4th Inter-Disciplinary.net conference on Hope: Probing the boundaries held in September 2008 at Mansfield College in Oxford, England, explores all of these questions and many more. As a truly inter-disciplinary venture, this book approaches the theme of hope from the point of view of the philosophical, theological, political, literary, psychological, and sociological and presents hope not just as an abstract theme to be pondered but as an aspect of human living and thinking that has a profound impact on our lives. The conclusions reached in each chapter demonstrate the variety of ways in which hope is conceived as well as the tensions inherent in any discussion of the benefits of hope and the intricacies in dealing with hope on a theoretical and a practical level. This book is perfect for anyone wondering where hope fits into our lives during these troubling times.
 

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Contents

On the Rationality of Hope Given Naturalism
3
Hope as a Moral Virtue
17
Exercise of Hope
29
Hope
41
The Tension between Ideological Closure
63
The Cathartic Transformation
97
Relating to
123
Psychological
143
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