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Gabriel Marcel's Ethics of Hope: Evil, God and Virtue

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The idea of 'hope' has received significant attention in the political sphere recently. But is hope just wishful thinking, or can it be something more than a political catch-phrase? This book argues that hope can be understood existentially, or on the basis of what it means to be human. Under this conception of hope, given to us by Gabriel Marcel, hope is not optimism, but the creation of ways for us to flourish. War, poverty and an absolute reliance on technology are real-life evils that can suffocate hope. Marcel's thought provides a way to overcome these negative experiences. An ethics of hope can function as an alternative to isolation, dread, and anguish offered by most existentialists. This book presents Marcel's existentialism as a convincing, relevant moral theory founded on the creation of hope, interwoven with the individual's response to the death of God. Jill Graper Hernandez argues that today's reader of Marcel can resonate with his belief that the experience of pain can be transcended through a philosophy of hope and an escape from materialism.

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Author(s):
Graper Hernandez, Jill
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2011
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1441196277
ISBN-13:
9781441196279
Number of pages:
156
Publisher:
Continuum
Title:
Gabriel Marcel's Ethics of Hope: Evil, God and Virtue

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The idea of 'hope' has received significant attention in the political sphere recently. But is hope just wishful thinking, or can it be something more than a political catch-phrase? This book argues that hope can be understood existentially, or on the basis of what it means to be human. Under this conception of hope, given to us by Gabriel Marcel, hope is not optimism, but the creation of ways for us to flourish. War, poverty and an absolute reliance on technology are real-life evils that can suffocate hope. Marcel's thought provides a way to overcome these negative experiences. An ethics of hope can function as an alternative to isolation, dread, and anguish offered by most existentialists. This book presents Marcel's existentialism as a convincing, relevant moral theory founded on the creation of hope, interwoven with the individual's response to the death of God. Jill Graper Hernandez argues that today's reader of Marcel can resonate with his belief that the experience of pain can be transcended through a philosophy of hope and an escape from materialism.

Internally clean and bright. Shelf wear to cover.

Author(s):
Graper Hernandez, Jill
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2011
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1441196277
ISBN-13:
9781441196279
Number of pages:
156
Publisher:
Continuum
Title:
Gabriel Marcel's Ethics of Hope: Evil, God and Virtue

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