YES Presentation of Proposals against Violence

Thursday, 15. October 2009 | 11:20 Uhr


Young scientists


The focus of the conference lies on the Intergenerational dialogue. Young students of the Swiss Study Foundation and future scientists from Youth Encounter on Sustainability YES presented their reflections regarding the presentations. The two speakers did not always agree on the stage. Matthias Jenny, for example, questioned whether science – which operates mainly with causal terms – can capture the intentional and normative features of human violence. And Stéphan Beljean even took up the cudgels for a sociological analysis of violence with his reflections. Violence shall not be considered as a characteristic of individuals, but of groups or even societies, he claimed. The subsequent discussions on common and opposite views showed how complex the causes for violence are. – – –

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