Many 20th-century thinkers rejected the notion of progress after horrendous events such as the two World Wars, the Holocaust, and the use of nuclear weaponry.In general, writings on progress tend to bear a close relationship to the environment in which they were produced.
CONFLICTS AND DISPUTES ARE INEVITABLE Conflict is defined as the behaviour due to which people differ in their feelings, thought and/or actions. In general it is believed that conflicts are the underlying cause of disputes.
Collins (1995) states that the conflict is a ‘serious disagreement and argument about something important’ and also as ‘a serious difference between two or more beliefs, ideas or interests’ (cf. In other words, dispute is a manifestation of the deep rooted conflict.
Although a universal history need not be an account of improvement, all accounts of progress rest explicitly or implicitly on a universal history.
The content of the laws of progress, however, is an object of contention.
But this conflict has to be maintained so that it does not get out of control and bring about dysfunctional consequences.
There are large numbers of potential sources that makes conflict inevitable in a project.
Note that the first question is normative, the second belongs to social science, and the third is methodological and epistemological.
To argue successfully that human well-being is increasing over the long term, theorists of progress must offer an interpretation of well-being compatible with that claim.
Conflicts are generally perceived as a negative term but it has both positive and negative sides.
Positive conflicts can be helpful to generate new ideas, make innovations, helps people to ‘Be real’ and creative.