Existential Communication: Beyond Conflict

Abstract

Some, if not all, of our most deeply held positions are not at all the
result of reasoned enquiry but belong to the realm of habituation and
affect.  It is my contention that this is the arena in which we must
look for the causes and cures for conflict.  In this paper I would like
to concentrate on the existential dimensions of such profound
disagreement seeking out the dimensions of affect that enculturate our
beliefs, in doing so I will appeal to the importance of narrative and
story-telling as a strategy to overcome radical disagreement.



Author Information
T. Brian Mooney, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Paper Information
Conference: ACERP2014
Stream: Ethics; Religion; Philosophy

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