Despite the familiarity of hope in human experience it is a phenomenon infrequently considered from a philosophical point of view this book charts the centrality of hope in thought and action from first second and third person perspectives. Discussions of hope can be found throughout the history of philosophy and across all western philosophical traditions even though philosophy has traditionally not paid the same attention to hope as it has to attitudes like belief and desire. A philosophical analysis of hope by jayne waterworth palgrave macmillan 2004 philosophy despite the familiarity of hope in human experience it is a phenomenon infrequently considered from a philosophical point of view. Jayne m waterworth takes a central human phenomenon hope and subjects it to philosophical scrutiny through conceptual analysis she provides a phenomenological description of hope and develops a secular account of hope in thought and action. 4 a philosophical analysis of hope questions may be asked about a what hope is b what hope does c how hope relates to other phenomena and d the objectives of hope i address these questions in an ongoing and interrelated way throughout the development of the entire thesis because hope is a complex multi
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