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Die kunst des guten hoffens (Art of good hope)

McGeer, Victoria


What is hope? Though variously characterized as a cognitive attitude, an emotion, a disposition, and even a process or activity, I argue that it is, more deeply, a unifying and grounding force of human agency. Since we cannot live a human life without hope, questions about the rationality of hope are properly recast as questions about what it means to hope well. This thesis is defended and elaborated in four parts. In the first two sections, I argue that hope is an essential and distinctive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Philosophie
DOI: 10.1524/dzph.2012.0008
Access Rights: Open Access


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