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Radical Hope

Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

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$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674027466

Publication Date: 04/30/2008

Academic Trade

208 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

4 halftones


  • I. After This, Nothing Happened
    • A Peculiar Vulnerability
    • Protecting a Way of Life
    • Gambling with Necessity
    • Was There a Last Coup?
    • Witness to Death
    • Subject to Death
    • The Possibility of Crow Poetry
  • II. Ethics at the Horizon
    • The End of Practical Reason
    • Reasoning at the Abyss
    • A Problem for Moral Psychology
    • The Interpretation of Dreams
    • Crow Anxiety
    • The Virtue of the Chickadee
    • The Transformation of Psychological Structure
    • Radical Hope
  • III. Critique of Abysmal Reasoning
    • The Legitimacy of Radical Hope
    • Aristotle’s Method
    • Radical Hope versus Mere Optimism
    • Courage and Hope
    • Virtue and Imagination
    • Historical Vindication
    • Personal Vindication
    • Response to Sitting Bull
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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