The Resource Hope

Hope

Label
Hope
Title
Hope
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the now iconic Barack Obama 'Hope' poster of the 2008 presidential campaign to the pit-head 'Camp Hope' of the families of the trapped Chilean miners, the language of hope can be hugely powerful as it draws on resources that are uniquely human and universal. We are beings who hope. But what does that say about us? What is hope and what role does it play in our lives? In his fascinating and thought-provoking investigation into the meaning of hope, Stan van Hooft shows that hope is a fundamental structure of the way we live our lives. For Aristotle being hopeful was part of a well-lived life, a virtue. For Aquinas it was a fundamentally theological virtue and for Kant a basic moral motivation. It shapes how we view ourselves and the world in which we live. Whether we hope for a life after death or for good weather tomorrow - whether our hopes are grand or humble - hoping is part of our outlook on life. What we hope for defines who we are. Drawing on everyday examples as well as more detailed discussion of hope in the arenas of medicine, politics and religion, van Hooft shows how hopefulness in not the same as hope and offers a convincing and powerful defense of the need for realism. There are few contemporary philosophical discussions of hope and Stan van Hooft's book offers an accessible and insightful discussion of the topic that shows the relevance of philosophical thinking and distinctions to this important aspect of human life
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MiAaPQ
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van Hooft, Stan
LC call number
BD216 -- .H66 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
The Art of Living
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  • Emotions
  • Hope
Label
Hope
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1790991
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: mapping the terrain -- 1. Defining hope -- 2. Being hopeful -- 3. Hope in the clinic -- 4. Hope and politics -- 5. Hope and religion -- Epilogue: the virtue of hope -- Further reading -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC1790991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (161 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317548072
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1790991
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1790991
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10553901
  • (CaONFJC)MIL646955
  • (OCoLC)891447086
Label
Hope
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1790991
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: mapping the terrain -- 1. Defining hope -- 2. Being hopeful -- 3. Hope in the clinic -- 4. Hope and politics -- 5. Hope and religion -- Epilogue: the virtue of hope -- Further reading -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC1790991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (161 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317548072
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1790991
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1790991
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10553901
  • (CaONFJC)MIL646955
  • (OCoLC)891447086

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