Qty:1
  • List Price: $33.99
  • Save: $3.40 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Habits of Hope: A Pragmat... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: :
Comment: Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Habits of Hope: A Pragmatic Theory (The Vanderbilt Library of American Philosophy) Hardcover – January 26, 2001


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$30.59
$29.76 $22.54

"Trust Betrayed: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Selling Out of America's National Security"
For eight years, ex-Navy SEAL sniper Scott Taylor served his country in the same region of Iraq as American Sniper author Chris Kyle. After he was injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Taylor came home--and discovered the Obama administration was leaking sensitive intelligence information for political gain. Find out more
$30.59 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: The Vanderbilt Library of American Philosophy
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press (January 26, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826513611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826513618
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,308,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Illuminated throughout by vivid illustrations from literature, film, and Shade's own personal experiences, this book is insightful and informative in its philosophical investigations of such topics as the nature of hope, the differences between realistic hopes and futile hopes that only waste our energies, ways in which examples of some persons' lives can kindle and strengthen hope in others, and how constructive habits of hope can be nurtured. Shade's discussion is not only astute and satisfying, it is uplifting. It inspires hope in readers by helping them to ponder thoroughly the central role it plays in human experience.
--Donald A. Crosby, Colorado State University

This is a carefully wrought study in the virtue of hope undertaken from a pragmatic point of view that engages other, more traditional, accounts of hope in a sympathetic and dialogical fashion. It provides a novel and deep analysis of this virtue that goes far in demonstrating how pragmatism can advance our moral understanding and be applied to issues that affect daily human concerns.
--Thomas Alexander, Southern Illinois University

Shade's discussion is not only astute and satisfying, it is uplifting.
--Donald A. Crosby, Colorado State University

About the Author

Patrick Shade, an exciting new voice in the field of American philosophy, is an assistant professor of philosophy at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James P. Oliver on August 28, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Shade has written an engaging book about the importance of hope that is itself hopeful, an extended meditation on the practical side of a phenomenon that offers the promise of what he calls "conditioned transcendence." Transcendence can be an intimidating thing to ponder, not easily pinned by a definition. But Peter Ackroyd helpfully reconstructed it in "The Plato Papers" as "trans-end-dance: the ability to move beyond the end, otherwise called the dance of death." Shade's approach moves beyond the hypothetical end of unredeemed despair and mortality by offering real insight into the conditions of effective hopefulness. But he invites us to join a dance that has more to do with the processes of living, and of fashioning the total human environment to meet life's ongoing dynamic of adaptation, perseverance, and hard-won growth, than with any slow or ritual reconciliation to finality. The quest for transcendence is ultimately a dance of life, and the perpetually renewable resolve to remake a world not yet entirely hospitable to our aspirations. "The more hopeful are those whose habit of hopefulness is more deeply rooted, forming a more stable part of their characters such that it is less likely to wax and wane with changing circumstances." Shade draws astutely here on the American philosophical tradition of pragmatism, the tradition of Peirce, Dewey, William James, and (more recently) Cornel West. If there is anything we humans know well, it is the precarious nature of our circumstances; and if there is a practical emphasis in philosophy more instrumental than the pragmatists' emphasis on habit, it would be a difficult case to make.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Habits of Hope: A Pragmatic Theory (The Vanderbilt Library of American Philosophy)
This item: Habits of Hope: A Pragmatic Theory (The Vanderbilt Library of American Philosophy)
Price: $33.99 $30.59
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com