Socio-Philosophical Evaluation of Conflict Resolution and Synergy: A Path to History


In the enlarged human society, the human person has always emerged out of struggle and conflict. Conflict and struggle are integral parts of human development. The human person, devoid of this essential human condition ceases to be in a state of human nature, thereby losing his basic feature as a creature. One of the hallmarks of the individual, the community and the society, is that it is conflict oriented. Conflict among individuals, communities, societies, is natural, even though these groups are founded on commonality of geography, values, beliefs, goals, desires and aspirations. Most times, conflicts arise based on the diversity of people�s opinion, interest, and parties. Philosophers and Sociologists had proffered theories and ideological principles to enhance human peaceful co-existence but the result is that there is no perfect human society or classless society as propounded by Karl Marx. The findings showed that the constituting elements of Modern conflicts are but not limited to: individual Ego, social groups, race, religion and ethnicity. Notwithstanding that Conflict is always there in the community of individuals to strengthen their relationship and pave way for a classless society and near perfect society. The re- evaluation of these sociological theories and ideologies on the path of history will bring conflict resolution and synergy which will eschew all forms of conflict, struggle and violence,that destroy the harmony of the community. It is therefore the contention of this write up that dialogue, peace and non violence, and re-orientation are the essential ingredients for Conflict resolution.

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Jude Adindu Onuoha, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
Ndidiamaka Uwazirike, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Nigeria

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Conference: NACAH2014
Stream: Humanities - Philosophy

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