This volume features more than 25 papers that were presented at the 2014 Conference of the International Association for the Study of Controversies, IASC, held at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy. It looks at conflict and conflict resolution from diverse perspectives, including philosophy, psychology, law, and history.
Coverage explores the paradox of conflict and examines how discord, whether large or small, international or internal, can be both a source of chaos as well as a foundation for unity, a limitation of potential as well as an entryway to a greater depth of living.
Inside, readers will discover thought-provoking answers to such questions as: What are the conditions to ensure that a conflict can be converted into cooperation? If the conflict between interests can be solved by a compromise, what happens when a conflict involves non-negotiable values? In the management of a conflict, what role is played by argumentation? What are the latest perspectives in conflict management? How does the theory of controversies allows us to recognize and resolve conflicts?
By the end of the book, readers will have a better understanding of how conflict can be transcended and how it's possible to redefine the conflicting situation so that what seemed incompatible and locked may, in fact, open a new perspective.
About the Author
Giovanni Scarafile (PhD, Lecce University) teaches Ethics of Communication at University of Salento in Lecce. He is vicepresident of the IASC, International Association for the Study of Controversies. With Dana Riesenfeld, has coauthored the book “Philosophical Dialogue” (Springer 2014). His last monography is “Interdisciplinarità ed etica della comunicazione”, Lulu 2014.
Leah Gruenpeter-Gold (PhD candidate, Tel-Aviv University) mentored by Prof. Marcelo Dascal. Research centers on visual pragmatics and focuses on René Magritte’s methodology of non-interpretation. Participated in the IASC workshop “Listening and Controversies” chaired by Prof. Giovanni Scarafile during the 23RD World Congress of Philosophy WPC, Athens 2013.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Emanuela De Riccardis, Giovanni Scarafile. Conflicts in interdisciplinary communication.- Chapter 2. Rodica Amel. Petitio principia. (With reference to doxastic/belief dialectics).- Chapter 3. Francesca Panarello. Divergent perspectives on conflicts; conflicts “viewed” through the eyes of a magistrate and of an empathetic mediator. A transversal and interdisciplinary approach.- Chapter 5. Alberta Giani. Conflict. The possible dialogue.- Chapter 5. Adriano Fabris. Religious and Cultural tensions and their overcoming in Contemporary World.- Chapter 6. Amnon Knoll. Pragma-Just Peace and the place of intergroup controversies in intractable conflicts.- Chapter 7. Varda Furman Koren. Paradoxes of Political Conflicts. Case study: The eclipse of a Prime minister (Belgium 1830- 1831).- Chapter 8. Yechiel Michael Barilan. Paradoxes of wisdom and power in conflict resolution.- Chapter 9. Matthias Armgardt. Ways to peace – a jewish-christian perspective.- Chapter 10. Francesco Lucrezi. Citizenship and religion: inclusions and exclusions in the ancient world.- Chapter 11. Maurizia Pierri. The limits of procedural democracy in intercultural conflicts about values.- Chapter 12. Adelino Cattani. The paradox of the discussion:” In order to argue you have to agree”.- Chapter 13. Ottavio Di Grazia. Paradoxes of conflicts between reciprocity and asymmetry.- Chapter 14. Emma Palese. Symbolic scenario of the conflict.- Chapter 15. Antonino Drago. Qualifying Galtung’s A-B-C as a scientific and strategic theory of all kinds of conflicts.- Chapter 16. Varda Dascal. The configuration of the between dilemma.- Chapter 17. Leah Gruenpeter Gold. The Paradox of double-bind theory in controversies: the case of “silence” in the philosophical questions that abounded during the 18th century in Europe.- Chapter 18. Markku Roinila. Leibniz, Bayle and the controversy on the workings of the soul.- Chapter 19. Gabor A Zemplen. From deep disagreement to intractable conflict: Newton’s first optical controversy and the (re)positioning of a discovery.- Chapter 20. Silvia Poti. Living with strangers: social issues and internal conflicts in Robert Louis Stevenson and Chinua Achebe’s novels.- Chapter 21. Francisco Alvarez. Conflicts, Bounded Rationality and Collective Wisdom in a Networked Society.- Chapter 22. Aviram Sariel. Analytic Controversies.- Chapter 23. Terri Mannarini. Socio-cognitive biases in LULU conflicts: How false consensus and ingroup over-exclusion effects can enhance pro-ingroup actions.- Chapter 24. Pia Vuolanto. Boundary-Work in the Controversy over Therapeutic Touch in Finnish Nursing Science.- Chapter 25. Angelo Corallo. Science vs. Ethics. Strategies for a collaboration.- Chapter 26. Giovanni Scarafile. The doctor-patient relationship in the perspective of the ethics of communication.- Chapter 27. Marcelo Dascal. On Conflicts.