John T. Lysaker - Hope, Trust, and Forgiveness

John T. Lysaker - Hope, Trust, and Forgiveness

Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 7:00 PM

Manuel's Tavern
602 North Highland Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

A new ethics of human finitude developed through three experimental essays.

"Drawing upon diverse thinkers from several philosophical traditions, Hope, Trust, and Forgiveness is a beautiful exploration of how we relate to ourselves and one another as we navigate uncertainty, intimacy, and injustice. Lysaker has a rare and remarkable ability to capture the nuance of our lived experiences through his powerful writing. This book is rich with new insights." -- Katie Stockdale, University of Victoria

A Cappella Books welcomes William R. Kenan Professor of Philosophy at Emory University John T. Lysaker to Manuel's Tavern for a talk on his new book, "Hope, Trust, and Forgiveness: Essays in Finitude."

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of "Hope, Trust, and Forgiveness" will be available for purchase.

About the Book

As ethical beings, we strive for lives that are meaningful and praiseworthy. But we are finite. We do not know, so we hope. We need, so we trust. We err, so we forgive. In this book, philosopher John T. Lysaker draws our attention to the ways in which these three capacities—hope, trust, and forgiveness—contend with human limits. Each experience is vital to human flourishing, yet each also poses significant personal and institutional challenges as well as opportunities for growth. Hope, Trust, and Forgiveness explores these challenges and opportunities and proposes ways to best meet them. In so doing, Lysaker experiments with the essay as a form and advances an improvisational perfectionism to deepen and expand our ethical horizons.

About the Author

John T. Lysaker is the William R. Kenan Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He is the author of many books, including "After Emerson" and "You Must Change Your Life: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Birth of Sense."