The Underlying Unity of Hope and Trust

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This paper addresses the relationships between hope and trust. I suggest that different kinds of hope and trust relate to one another in different ways, which I conceive of in dynamic terms. I propose that the movement of hope and trust has a unifying context: the changing structure of a human life and its dependence on other people. I further argue that the most fundamental forms of hope and trust are inextricable. Together, they comprise a diffuse way of anticipating things in general, which could equally be described in terms of “faith”. This sustains a life structure upon which more specific forms of hope and trust depend.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalThe Monist
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2023

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