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Paradoxes of Conflicts

  • Giovanni Scarafile
  • Leah Gruenpeter Gold
  • Features more than 25 papers that were presented at the 2014 Conference of International Association for the Study of Controversies (IASC)

  • Explores the paradoxes of conflict from diverse perspectives, including philosophy, psychology, law, and history

  • Presents new ways of thinking conflict and conflict resolution


Part of the Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning book series (LARI, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Alberta Giani
    Pages 123-139
  3. Aviram Sariel
    Pages 141-148
  4. Giovanni Scarafile
    Pages 171-206

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Scarafile
    • 1
  • Leah Gruenpeter Gold
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Studi UmanisticiUniversità del SalentoLecceItaly
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Tel-AvivIsrael

About the editors

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Paradoxes of Conflicts
  • Editors Giovanni Scarafile
    Leah Gruenpeter Gold
  • Series Title Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning
  • Series Abbreviated Title Log., Argum. Ration.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-41976-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82471-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-41978-7
  • Series ISSN 2214-9120
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-9139
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 218
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ethics
    Philosophy of Law
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