Language of Hope

“Morality is the language of hope, for it presupposes that in a critical respect, humanity is not a part of nature. Because we are speakers of a language we are capable of imagination, of envisaging a reality other than that currently present to the senses. So, for us, there is a difference between ‘is’ and ‘ought’, between the world we observe and the world to which we aspire, and in aspiring begin to make.”

The Politics of Hope