Vol. 43 No. 2 (2023): War: Another Form of Nihilism?

Foundations for Peace: Limits and Possibilities

Lúcio Jorge Hammes
Universidade Federal do Pampa (UNIPAMPA)
Rogério José Schuck
Universidade do Vale do Taquari - Univates

Published 2023-12-19


  • violence,
  • peace,
  • conflict resolution,
  • culture of peace

How to Cite

Foundations for Peace: Limits and Possibilities. (2023). Teoria. Rivista Di Filosofia, 43(2), 49-63. https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v43i2.229


Violence and peace are part of our daily lives, permeating circles of friends, groups and institutions that make up society. The investigation intends to discuss the possibilities of building “perpetual peaceâ€, defended by Kant (2008), enabling peaceful coexistence between people, groups and nations. It is a qualitative research, which, together with the bibliographical analysis, deepens central concepts on the issue of non-violent conflict resolution. It defends the need for a paradigm shift in conflict resolution, to no longer use violence to forward the resolution. This non-violent perspective of resolving conflicts can be the basis for building cultures of peace, making it common to resolve conflicts non-violently. It is concluded that peace and violence are not naturalphenomena, but refer to human and social relations, and should be treated as such. Therefore, discussing peace and violence involves all human beings and
not just a group or sector.