Does Hope Require Belief?

American Philosophical Quarterly 59 (2):191-199 (2022)
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Abstract

This paper interrogates a widely accepted view about the nature of hope. The view is that hoping that p involves a belief about the prospects of p. It is argued that taking hope to require belief is at odds with some forms of recalcitrant hope and certain ways in which hope patterns similarly to other emotions. The paper concludes by explaining why it matters whether hope requires belief.

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Michael Milona
Toronto Metropolitan University

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