Daily Archives: December 16, 2011

Elisabeth Kubler Ross’s Five Stages of Dying and Death Applied to Conflict

I often think that Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s (1926-2004) Five Stages of Dying and Death (see her ‘On Death and Dying’) apply quite well to conflict too: Denial: Because we are conflict averse, we start by denying we are in conflict, and it … Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra’s Contribution to Philosophy

‘To be is to do’ (Descartes) ‘To do is to be’ (Sartre) ‘Do-be-do-be-do (Sinatra) Graffiti in a British Washroom that has spread world-wide He did it his way:

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George Kelly and Personal Construct Theory’s Top Ten Conflict Tips

I have always found George Kelly’s (1905-1967) Personal Construct Theory useful in thinking about conflict, and so I have created one of our Top Ten Conflict tips around his work. My posts vary in how much thinking they require and … Continue reading

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Inner Political Contradictions

‘Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.’ I have always liked this Walt Whitman quote, at least partly because I think our fear of conflict is based on our fear that … Continue reading

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