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by Alan Mittleman

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Author: Alan Mittleman
ISBN: 0199297150
ISBN13: 978-0199297153
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 31, 2009)
Pages: 312
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Alan Mittleman offers a philosophical exploration of the theme, contending that a modern construction of hope as an. .In cultures shaped by biblical teaching, hope is thought praiseworthy.

Alan Mittleman offers a philosophical exploration of the theme, contending that a modern construction of hope as an emotion is deficient. He revives the medieval understanding of hope as a virtue, reconstructing this in a contemporary philosophical idiom. Mittleman explores the religious origins of the concept of hope in the Hebrew Scriptures, New Testament, rabbinic literature and Augustine. He traces the roots of both the praise of hope, in Jewish and Christian thought, and the criticism of hope in Greco-Roman thought and in the tradition of philosophical pessimism.

Book by Mittleman, Alan . Book by Mittleman, Alan . Alan Mittleman shows how the Jewish tradition provides rich ways of understanding human nature and personhood that preserve human dignity and distinction in a world of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, biotechnology, and pervasive scientism. These ancient resources can speak to Jewish, non-Jewish, and secular readers alike. How and why should hope play a key role in a twenty-first century democratic politics? Alan Mittleman offers a philosophical exploration of the theme, contending that a modern construction of hope as an emotion is deficient.

Article in The Journal of Theological Studies 61(2):9113 · October 2010 with 1 Reads. DOI: 1. 093/jts/flq095. Cite this publication.

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Alan Mittleman, Hope in a Democratic Age (Oxford University Press, 2009). Jürgen Moltmann, Theology of Hope (SCM Press, 2010). Erwin Panofsky, Pandora’s Box: The Changing Aspects of a Mythical Symbol (Princeton University Press, 1956). Richard Rorty, Philosophy and Social Hope (Penguin, 1999). Saint Augustine, Confessions (Penguin, 2002). Thu 22 Nov 2018 09:00. BBC Radio 4. Thu 22 Nov 2018 21:30. The In Our Time Listeners' Top 10. If you’re new to In Our Time, this is a good place to start. Arts and Ideas podcast. Download the best of Radio 3's Free Thinking programme.

Alan Mittleman holds the Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Chair in Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish . Among his other books are A Short History of Jewish Ethics (2012) and Hope in a Democratic Age (2009). Rifkind Chair in Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He teaches in the areas of modern Jewish thought, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Mittleman is the author of six books, most recently Human Nature and Jewish Thought: Judaism’s Case for Why Persons Matter (2015). Among his other books are A Short History of Jewish Ethics (2012) and Hope in a Democratic Age (2009)

Alan Mittleman, Hope in a Democratic Age. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Alan Mittleman, Hope in a Democratic Age. Alan Mittleman, Professor of Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary, argues that hope must be understood as a civic virtue in a democratic age. He examines and illuminates a history of the theological, philosophical, and political idea of hope from its earliest biblical sources to the present age. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.

The Scepter Shall Not Depart From Judah (Lexington Books, 2000). Hope in a Democratic Age (Oxford University Press, 2009). A Short History of Jewish Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

Alan Mittleman (born 1953) is a professor of Jewish philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The Scepter Shall Not Depart From Judah (Lexington Books, 2000). Human Nature & Jewish Thought: Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter (Princeton University Press, 2015).

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How and why should hope play a key role in a twenty-first century democratic politics? Alan Mittleman offers a philosophical exploration of the theme, contending that a modern construction of hope as an emotion is deficient. He revives the medieval understanding of hope as a virtue, reconstructing this in a contemporary philosophical idiom. In this framework, hope is less a spontaneous reaction than it is a choice against despair; a decision to live with confidence and expectation, based on a rational assessment of possibility and a faith in the underlying goodness of life.In cultures shaped by biblical teaching, hope is thought praiseworthy. Mittleman explores the religious origins of the concept of hope in the Hebrew Scriptures, New Testament, rabbinic literature and Augustine. He traces the roots of both the praise of hope, in Jewish and Christian thought, and the criticism of hope in Greco-Roman thought and in the tradition of philosophical pessimism. Arguing on behalf of a straightened, sober form of hope, he relates hope-as-a-virtue to the tasks of democratic citizenship. Without diminishing the wisdom found in tragedy, a strong argument emerges in favour of hope as a way of taking responsibility for the world. Drawing on insights from scriptural and classical texts, philosophers, and theologians - ancient and modern, Mittleman builds a compelling case for placing hope at the centre of democratic political systems.
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