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Re: a constructive approach
by francesco ranci
30 April 2002 08:27 UTC
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I find a "constructive approach" the only way to go,
and if I may I'd like to descibe how I see it a little
bit more.

A constructive approach means taking into account (and
reflecting on) how we mentally work in order to get a
set of constructions, i.e. the world as we see it.

"Conflict" is a possible result of incompatibility
between mental construtions, or the ways to deliver
them, just as well as "neglet", "mess" and "wonder".

In order to properly manage our conflicts, we need to
operate on our own operations, in order to become
aware of what they are, and thus being able change
them (or change the way we deliver them to others). 

This issue arises within the context of a single
"civilization" (however defined, even a family) just
as well as between muslims and jews (secular
intellectuals, christians, indus and so on).


--- Seyed Javad <seyedjavad@hotmail.com> wrote:

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<P><BR><FONT size=5>Greetings,</FONT></P>
<P><FONT size=5>There has been a vivid discussions
among Eastern Intellectuals on the problem of
inter-civilizational dialogue. Some have argued that
it is more of a schambolic character than symbolic or
even real significance.&nbsp;&nbsp; Krgyzstan is one
of the recent countries which have gained its
independence from the Colonial Power.&nbsp; Here there
is an excerpt of the Chancellor of Bishkek
University's speech in regard to inter-civilizational
dialogue and Khatami as the Philosopher of
inter-civilizational dialogue:</FONT></P>
<P><FONT size=5>Kind</FONT></P>
<P><FONT size=5>Seyed</FONT></P>
<P><BR><BR><FONT color=#23234b face=arial><FONT
size=6><FONT size=5>&nbsp;</FONT>Bishkek Humanities
University on Monday&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>awarded
President Mohammad Khatami with honorary
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Chancellor of the University,
Mrs Ishengul Boljurova conferred a&nbsp; <BR>doctorate
on President Khatami in a ceremony attended by
President&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>Askar Akayev and
several other senior officials and lecturers
and&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>students from
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mrs. Boljurova said that
university awarded the honorary doctorate<BR>to
Iranian president in recognition of his services to
<BR>constructive dialogue among nations and his
theoretical contribution&nbsp; <BR>to philosophy and
education of the young
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; She said that President Khatami
has been awarded as a philosopher <BR>not as a head of
state. She said that President Khatami is
<BR>well-known philosopher of the 20th and 21st
centuries who has put&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<BR>forward theories about morality and constructive
approach to the&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<BR>global system as well as his advocacy of avoiding
despotism in&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; President Khatami delivered a
speech about dialogue
<BR>civilizations and called the human beings to
foster dialogue with&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<BR>himself before going ahead with dialogue with
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He said that the Islamic
civilization is an effective part of the <BR>global
civilization which should be taken into account,
otherwise, a&nbsp; <BR>positive trend in humanity's
cultural domain will be
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He regretted that the western
and the eastern
<BR>describe each other either advocates of western
fundamentalism or&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<BR>religious fundamentalism, on one hand, and the
secular movements have <BR>gained momentum in the West
and the East, on the other. This brought&nbsp; <BR>a
cycle of
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; President Khatami complained
that the backward mentality which&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<BR>advocates religion, but fails to understand social
progress leads to&nbsp; <BR>prejudice and violence, on
one hand and the humanist intellectuals
are<BR>lobbying for not heeding the cultural and
historical identity of the&nbsp; <BR>nations, on the
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He called on the international
community to follow a new kind of&nbsp; <BR>outlook
toward nations and bring about an atmosphere to
respect each&nbsp; <BR>other's cultural identity to
help the world nations lead an honorable <BR>life by
fostering constructive attitude to one
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; President Akayev appreciated
President Khatami's concept
of&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>humanity
and the international developments and said that
Iranian&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>president is
advocating peace, tolerance and understanding in
the&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>international
community instead of the conflicts and
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Kyrgyz president said that
President Khatami's doctrine to&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<BR>promote dialogue of civilizations at the global
level has emanated&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>from his
constructive approach to
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