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Etički problem neminovnosti društvenih sukoba
The Ethical Problem of the Inevitability of Social Conflicts

Author(s): Selma Alispahić
Subject(s): Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Studies in violence and power, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Filozofsko društvo THEORIA
Keywords: social conflicts; universalism; peace; enemy; war; responsibility; violence; non-violence; human nature;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper we are considering the possibility of overcoming the destructive consequences of social conflicts. The destructive consequences of social conflicts are morally condemned and they are the reason social conflicts represent a threat to global peace. One solution to the moral problem that destructivity of social conflicts poses is to eliminate social conflicts and thus to enable world peace. Another solution to the problem is to accept social conflicts as inevitable, which discards the possibility of moral condemnation of social conflicts. We consider both of the approaches in the paper, and we also offer an alternative solution which combines the understanding of the human nature and the nature of society according to which social conflicts are unavoidable and the understanding of the human nature that delineates man as capable of love and empathy.

  • Issue Year: IV/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 39-59
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Bosnian
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