Hope as a Political Virtue

Philosophical Papers 35 (3):413-433 (2006)

Abstract

In this paper I argue that hope is best understood as a compound psychological state. When we take hope according to the details of this account, we are in a good position to understand why it is a political virtue of persons. I also argue that securing the institutional bases of hope is a virtue of state institutions, particularly in states in transition from severe injustice. And, finally, when the bases are secure, a person who fails to hope for the political future is in that regard prima facie blameworthy

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Darrel Frank Moellendorf
Goethe University Frankfurt

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