How We Hope: A Moral Psychology

2014.04.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adrienne M. Martin, How We Hope: A Moral Psychology, Princeton University Press, 2014, 149pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.04.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adrienne M. Martin, How We Hope: A Moral Psychology, Princeton University Press, 2014, 149pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780691151526. Reviewed by Erica Lucast Stonestreet, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University Adrienne Martin’s book is a detailed analysis of an ordinary phenomenon that has not had much attention in recent moral psychology. The account extends the “orthodox” view of hope (as a desire for an outcome together with a belief in the outcome’s possibility) by adding what Martin calls an “incorporation” element: what distinguishes hope from other attitudes is the hopeful person’s incorporating the desire into her agency as a reason for hopeful activities. Her treatment seriously engages many historical and contemporary views of hope, ultimately aligning most closely with Kantian ideas of moral psychology. Her motivating challenge to the. . .

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