Despite the familiarity of hope in human experience, it is a phenomenon infrequently considered from a philosophical point of view. This book charts the centrality of hope in thought and action from first-, second- and third-person perspectives. From everyday situations to extreme circumstances of trail and endings in life, the contours of hope are given a phenomenological description and subjected to conceptual analysis. This consistently secular account of hope sheds a different light on questions of agency and meaning.
JAYNE WATERWORTH held posts at the Nationa University of Singapore and University of Umea, Sweden. She contributed to chapters to Vidgade Vyer: Globalt Perspektiv pa Idehistoria and Palliativ Vard; Etiska Och Filosofiska Aspekter. Her areas of research interest include medical and bioethics, moral psychology, philosophy in youth education and political philosophy.