Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 18 (2):337-354 (2015)

Adam Kadlac
Wake Forest University
I argue that hope is a virtue insofar as it leads to a more realistic view of the future than dispositions like optimism and pessimism, promotes courage, and encourages an important kind of solidarity with others. In light of this proposal, I consider the relationship between hope and our beliefs about what is good as well as the conditions under which hope may fail to be a virtue
Keywords Hope  Realism  Optimism  Courage  Solidarity
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