Elicitive Conflict Transformation and the Transrational by W. Dietrich

By W. Dietrich

This e-book considers elicitive clash transformation and its interrelation with humanistic psychology. It discusses the transrational flip within the fields of international relations, army, improvement cooperation and political economic system, providing a brand new version of clash research with useful implications for peace paintings.

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17 Additionally, Bateson introduced systems-theory concepts such as ‘harmony,’ ‘balance’ and ‘stability’ into the debate, concepts which in the World War II era were not exactly popular. His views stood in stark opposition to the individualism of mainstream human sciences and only gained recognition when the late 1960s counterculture movement began to take form. The discussions emerging at that time created public awareness regarding the hazards of environmental pollution and the risks of the global arms race.

This point, and the method developed from it, became so important that a heated debate ensued – happening simultaneously in several different areas of science – regarding how to define ‘now’: what now is and how long it lasts. Drawing on recent insights of brain research, Daniel Stern has offered a relatively convincing answer to this question. Stern posits that a moment in time lasts between four and 30 seconds. 44 This period also corresponds to the approximate duration of a human breath. The concept that one inhalation and one exhalation mark the duration of the ‘now’ will be of significant importance later in this book.

It made them free of fear and helped rebuild their self-esteem. 55 Freire’s criticism of what he calls the ‘banking concept of education,’56 wherein oppressors understand education as filling an initially empty student brain with static knowledge, has regrettably retained its relevance to this day. Freire, by contrast, advocated a method of problem-posing education that accepts neither a well-ordered society nor a predetermined future. For Freire, human beings do not exist outside of their day-to-day reality.

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