The intricacies of hope

Abstract

Many people believe hope’s most important function is to bolster us in despairinducing circumstances. A related but less dramatic view is that instilling or reinforcing hope for a state of affairs is a good way to get people to act to promote that state of affairs. I propose that we conceive of hope as, most paradigmatically, the expression of desire in imagination. I then trace through the implications of this conception for, first, how hope influences motivation and, second, what forms of hope are rational.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,202

External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

  • Only published works are available at libraries.

Similar books and articles

Hope and Exploitation.Adrienne M. Martin - 2008 - Hastings Center Report 38 (5):49-55.
Hopes and Dreams.Adrienne M. Martin - 2010 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (1):148 - 173.
Social hope and state lawlessness.Norman Geras - 2008 - Critical Horizons 9 (1):90-98.
The value of hope.Luc Bovens - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (3):667-681.
Hope: The power of wish and possibility.Maria Miceli & Cristiano Castelfranchi - 2010 - Theory and Psychology 20 (2):251-276.
What is it to lose hope?Matthew Ratcliffe - 2013 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (4):597-614.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
1 (#1,866,476)

6 months
0

Historical graph of downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Adrienne Martin
Claremont McKenna College

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references