From anger to compassion

In this paper, the approach to the building of a culture of peace is based on the belief that peace has its roots in the emotional geography of each individual. Accordingly, we need to fully understand both the internal forces leading to the multiple forms of violence in daily life and the resources...

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Autor Principal: Calvo de Saavedra, Ángela
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas 2019
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/11349/17632
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Sumario:In this paper, the approach to the building of a culture of peace is based on the belief that peace has its roots in the emotional geography of each individual. Accordingly, we need to fully understand both the internal forces leading to the multiple forms of violence in daily life and the resources we have to counteract their effect in personal and political narratives. I explore particularly two emotions: anger, and compassion as its best antidote.  Understanding the cognitive structure of each of these two emotions, makes it possible to evaluate their normative role and mainly to stress how, according to Nussbaum and Thich Naht Hahn, there is a sort of natural transition from anger towards compassion, movement that becomes a privileged device in the direction to a just and democratic society.