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A Philosophy of Human Hope

Author: Joseph J Godfrey
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1987.
Series: Studies in Philosophy and Religion, 9.
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Few reference works in philosophy have articles on hope. Hope is admitted to be important in people's lives, but as a topic for study, hope has largely been left to psychologists and theologians.


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph J Godfrey
ISBN: 9789400934993 9400934998
OCLC Number: 851391471
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages).
Contents: I. Analysis of Hope.- 1. Hope Talk.- 2. Hope's Objectives.- 3. Hoping, Desiring, and being Satisfied.- 4. Hoping, Imagining, and Projecting.- 5. Hoping, Possibility, Desirability, and Belief.- 6. Hope as Feeling.- 7. Hope-In.- Towards two kinds of desire.- Objections.- 8. Hope, Society, and History.- II. Ultimate Hope and Fundamental Hope.- 9. Ultimate Hope and Fundamental Hope: Preliminary Characterization.- Ultimate hope.- Context of the fundamental.- Fundamental hope.- 10. Ernst Bloch's Full Hope: "Explosive, Total, and Incognito".- Utopian function.- Full hope: "explosive, total, incognito".- Explosive.- Total.- Incognito.- 11. Immanuel Kant and the Highest Good.- Hope for perpetual peace.- Hope for the highest good as the individual's deserved happiness.- Virtue.- Deserved happiness.- Hope for the ethical commonwealth and the kingdom of God.- Review.- 12. Gabriel Marcel: I Hope in Thee for Us.- Captivity, despair, desire, and hope.- Hope for salvation, hope for us.- Hoping's ontological import.- Social hope.- Hope in thee.- Reasons and hoping.- By way of definitions.- Contribution of notions of ultimate hope and fundamental hope.- Ultimate hope.- Fundamental hope.- Absolute hope.- 13. Ultimate Hope and Fundamental Hope: Concluding Position.- Types of ultimate hope qua objectives.- Some complex forms of hope's objectives.- Tension: modesty and transcendence.- Alienation.- Finitude and alienation.- Types of ultimate hope qua types of desiring.- Fundamental hope.- Sound ultimate hope: its formal characteristics.- Concluding position.- III. Ontologies, Implications, and Theism.- 14. Ontologies.- Two models.- The will-nature model.- The inter subjective model.- Ontological bearing of the two models.- Epistemological bearing of the two models.- Anthropological-societal-ethical bearing of the two models.- Convergencies and corollaries.- 15. Implications of Hope.- Implications of formally sound ultimate hope.- Trust implied by sound ultimate hope's desiring.- Summary.- Implications of fundamental hope.- Understandings of hope's trust.- Implications of hope's trust.- Absolute trust.- Integration and soundness.- Summary.- 16. Bloch's Atheism and Ontology: A Sketch.- 17. Kant and Belief in God.- Postulation of adequate causality.- Belief in adequate causality.- Specification of the postulate as God.- Faith as trust.- Nature and history.- 18. Marcel and Absolute Thou.- Full hope, implication, and thou.- Absolute hope.- Implication, ontology, and indication.- 19. Conclusion.- Is the future open?.- Is the future open for me?.- What sort of a future is believed open?.- The kingdom of God - without God?.- What to look for, and how: images of God.- Hope: organ of apprehension?.- 20. Epilogue on some Religious and Theological Thought.- Imagining and conceiving what is hoped for: eschatology.- Theology of hope and liberation theology.- Healing, body, and time: John Macquarrie.- Hope's trust as cognitive: Kung, Evans, Buber.- Selected Bibliography.
Series Title: Studies in Philosophy and Religion, 9.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph J. Godfrey.


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