Perspectives on Nonviolence

  • V. K. Kool

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Keynote Address

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Psychological and Sociological Perspectives

  4. Philosophical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Michael N. Nagler
      Pages 131-139
    3. Chin-Tai Kim
      Pages 150-160
    4. Christopher Chapple
      Pages 168-177
    5. Alan M. Fisher
      Pages 178-184
  5. Social Work Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Thomas H. Walz, Amy Correia
      Pages 213-219
    3. Glenn D. Paige
      Pages 226-230
    4. Lillian Mellen Genser
      Pages 238-246
  6. Political and Historical Perspectives

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


Paddock has referred to societies as "anti-violent" that Inhibit the expressIon of aggresSion. In his book Violence and Aggression, KE. Moyer nas made a brief but interesting comparison of several violent and nonviolent cultures. Whereas studies of violence have ranged from genetic, cultural to Situation effects, and have been pursued through empirical and nonempirical methods over the past several decades, nonviolence did not become a favorite area of study among social scientists. Although it is impossible to make a complete list of the various reasons for the lack of interest among social scientists on this subject, it is generally believed that a lack of understanding of the concept and a failure to either develop or apply adequate methods are to Olame. Therefore we are not surprized that nonviolence has remained, by and large, a favorite topic among religious thinkers and leaders only. A good example of how people have difficulty understanding the concept of nonviolence came to me when I delivered a lecture to a group of political science students several years ago. I experienced similar problems when I spoke to the history and political science professors. Subsequent dialogues with faculty members in other disciplines convinced me that our perspectives on nonVIolence were not commonly clear to all of us. or course, most of us did agree on one thing--that Is, there Is a distinct difference separating Eastern from Western views of nonviolence.


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Editors and affiliations

  • V. K. Kool
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WisconsinEau ClaireUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8783-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4458-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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