Friends and Foes Volume II

Friendship and Conflict from Social and Political Perspectives

Author: Graeme Watson,Barbara Gabriella Renzi,Elisabetta Viggiani

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144381993X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 130

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The product of an international, multi-disciplinary conference at Queen’s University Belfast, the two-volume Friends and Foes series offers an illuminating investigation of the relationship between friendship and conflict by established and emerging scholars. This second volume explores the topic from political, sociological and psychological perspectives. Many of these essays examine what types of friendships are forged, and how, in contexts of potential, or actual, social and political conflict, such as in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Others focus on how situations of conflict can be transformed into friendship, using insights from psychology, philosophy, history and anthropology. The papers in this volume will appeal to sociologists, political scientists, and all those concerned with themes of conflict resolution, identity, social capital, community-building and well-being.

Psychology of Friendship and Enmity, The

Relationships in Love, Work, Politics, and War

Author: Rom Harré

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440803757


Page: 499

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This two-volume exploration of what might be termed "interpersonal war and peace" reveals why individuals and groups coalesce or collide, and how more positive relationships can be achieved.

The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Integrations

Author: David M. Buss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118755804

Category: Psychology

Page: 800

View: 5417


The science of evolutionary psychology, which aims to answer such questions as "Why is the mind designed the way it is?" and "How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior?" has emerged as a vibrant new discipline with groundbreaking discoveries. In this handbook leading scholars in the field discuss the foundations of the field and recent discoveries. The seminal handbook of its kind in the field, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an indispensable reference tool for every psychologist and student interested in keeping abreast of new ideas in the field.

Friendship and International Relations

Author: S. Koschut,A. Oelsner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137396342

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 6822


International friendship is a distinct type of interstate relationship, and that as such, it can contribute to capture aspects of international politics that have long remained unattended. This book offers a framework for analyzing friendship in international politics by presenting a variety of conceptual approaches and empirical cases.

The Evolution of Morality

Author: Todd K. Shackelford,Ranald D. Hansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319196715

Category: Psychology

Page: 323

View: 2968


This interdisciplinary collection presents novel theories, includes provocative re-workings of longstanding arguments, and offers a healthy cross-pollination of ideas to the morality literature. Structures, functions, and content of morality are reconsidered as cultural, religious, and political components are added to the standard biological/environmental mix. Innovative concepts such as the Periodic Table of Ethics and evidence for morality in non-human species illuminate areas for further discussion and research. And some of the book’s contributors question premises we hold dear, such as morality as a product of reason, the existence of moral truths, and the motto “life is good.” Highlights of the coverage: The tripartite theory of Machiavellian morality: judgment, influence, and conscience as distinct moral adaptations. Prosocial morality from a biological, cultural, and developmental perspective. The containment problem and the evolutionary debunking of morality. A comparative perspective on the evolution of moral behavior. A moral guide to depravity: religiously-motivated violence and sexual selection. Game theory and the strategic logic of moral intuitions. The Evolution of Morality makes a stimulating supplementary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the evolutionary sciences, particularly in psychology, biology, anthropology, sociology, political science, religious studies, and philosophy

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 9976


CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Lionel Trilling and Irving Howe

And Other Stories of Literary Friendship

Author: Edward Alexander

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412815460

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

View: 9902


This pioneering effort links history and personality by pairing intellectual friends, most notably Lionel Trilling and Irving Howe, but also Thomas Carlyle and John Stuart Mill, D. H. Lawrence and Bertrand Russell, George Eliot and Emanuel Deutsch, Theodore Roethke and Robert Heilman. Chronologically the essays range from the early 1830s, when Carlyle and Mill discovered each other, to 1975, when Lionel Trilling died. The essay that gives this volume its title is also the most ambitious. Alexander examines Trilling and Howe in relation to one another and to Jewish quandaries, Henry James, politics and fiction, antisemitic writers, literary radicals, 1960s insurrectionists, the state of Israel, the nature of friendship itself. The chapter on the friendships (and ex-friendships) of Carlyle and Mill, Lawrence and Russell, views their stories against the background of the modern conflict between reason and feeling, positivism and imagination. Though some relationships began in adversity, they developed into friendships. This happened with Roethke and Heilman, and with Eliot and Deutsch. As a young woman, Eliot disparaged Jews as candidates for "extermination," but her friendship with the Talmudic scholar Deutsch changed her into one of the major Judeophiles of the Victorian period. The quartet of Carlyle and Mill, Lawrence and Russell shows how quickly-formed literary friendships, especially those based on hunger for disciples, can dissolve into ex-friendships. This volume offers new perspectives on leading literary figures and their relationship, and shows how friendship influences art.