Hope Without Optimism

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In a virtuoso display of erudition, thoughtfulness and humour, Terry Eagleton teases apart the concept of hope as it has been (often mistakenly) conceptualised over six millennia, from ancient Greece to today. He distinguishes hope from simple optimism, cheeriness, desire, idealism or adherence to the doctrine of Progress, bringing into focus a standpoint that requires reflection and commitment, arises from clear-sighted rationality, can be cultivated by practice and self-discipline, and which acknowledges but refuses to ...

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Hope Without Optimism
2019, Yale University Press

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2017, Yale University Press

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2015, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

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2015, Yale University Press, New Haven

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