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How We Hope: A Moral Psychology

Adrienne M. Martin


What exactly is hope and how does it influence our decisions? This book presents a novel account of hope, the motivational resources it presupposes, and its function in our practical lives. The book contends that hoping for an outcome means treating certain feelings, plans, and imaginings as justified, and that hope thereby involves sophisticated reflective and conceptual capacities. The book develops this original perspective on hope—what it calls the “incorporation analysis”—in contrast to the two dominant philosophical conceptions of hope: the orthodox definition, where hoping for an outcom ... More

Keywords: hope, decisions, influence, human motivation, faith, interpersonal hope, normative hope, challenge, human emotion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691151526
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691151526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrienne M. Martin, author
University of Pennsylvania