Journal of Social Philosophy 50 (1):28-44 (2019)

Katie Stockdale
University of Victoria
A few years ago, it was common for philosophers to begin inquiry into hope by noting that the subject has received little attention in the philosophical literature. But our ability to make this claim is quickly coming to an end; hope has been earning increasing recognition in the discipline, with philosophers exploring important questions related to the nature of hope, what makes hope rational, and how hope is connected to human wellbeing and agency. Despite this recent interest, however, there remains very little discussion of the social and political dimensions of hope. My aim in this paper is to demonstrate the importance of a feminist perspective in bringing these dimensions into fuller view. I argue that feminist insights into the relational nature of the self, which call attention to where selves are socially situated in relation to others, enable a richer understanding of the nature and value of hope.
Keywords hope  moral psychology  moral emotion  the self
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DOI 10.1111/josp.12270
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Trust, Hope and Empowerment.Victoria McGeer - 2008 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (2):237 – 254.

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Hope and Hopefulness.Jack M. C. Kwong - forthcoming - Canadian Journal of Philosophy:1-12.

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