Barion Pixel
Words are deeds.”

Cart content

Checkout

Total price:

New books Atlantisz books All books in shop Our recommendation Customers favorite Discount Books

Check out our latest books

Hope Without Optimism

Hope Without Optimism
Cover: Ragasztott
ISBN: 9780300248678
Language: angol
Size: 132*195
Weight: 220 g
Page no.: 160
Publish year: 2017
-10%
4 290 Ft
3 861 Ft
Add to cart
In stock

Hope Without Optimism

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 capitulate to the realities of failure and defeat. Authentic hope is indubitably tragic, yet Eagleton also argues for its radical implications as ‘a species of permanent revolution, whose enemy is as much political complacency as metaphysical despair’. It is a means of facing the future without devaluing the moment or obviating the past.

Traversing centuries of thought about the many modes of hoping – from Ernst Bloch’s monumental work through the Stoics, Aquinas, Marx and Kierkegaard, among others – this penetrating book throws new light on religious faith and political ideology as well as issues such as the problem of evil, the role of language and the meaning of the past. Hope Without Optimism is a brilliantly engaged, impassioned chronicle of human belief and desire in an increasingly uncertain world.
Terry Eagleton is Distinguished Professor of English Literature, University of Lancaster, Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of English Literature at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of more than 40 books, spanning the fields of literary theory, postmodernism, politics, ideology, and religion, including the seminal Literary Theory: An Introduction. His last six books were published by Yale: Culture and the Death of God, How to Read Literature, The Event of Literature, Why Marx Was Right, On Evil and Reason, Faith and Revolution.

Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Filozófia




Author's other books Full list

Materialism

10%4 050 Ft4 500 Ft

Preorder
Culture

10%3 924 Ft4 360 Ft

Add to cart
On Evil

10%4 221 Ft4 690 Ft

Add to cart

Related books

This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Details Accept