Aesthetics in Negotiation: Part Two: The Uses of Alchemy

in C. Honeyman; & A. K. Schneider (eds), The Negotiator's Desk Reference, DRI Press, Saint Paul: MN., 2017

20 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2019 Last revised: 1 Jul 2019

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Michelle LeBaron

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law

Nadja Marie Alexander

Singapore Management University - School of Law; Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance

Date Written: December 1, 2017

Abstract

In Part One, in this volume, we discussed the four classic elements — earth, water, air and fire — as paths via which beauty can infuse negotiation. Another way these four elements can be explored is through the organizing concept of alchemy. Alchemy, historically concerned with changing states and physical properties, including turning one substance into another, is essentially concerned with transformation. Given that negotiation — when optimal — may also yield transformation, we examine what alchemical concepts may have to offer here.

Suggested Citation

LeBaron, Michelle and Alexander, Nadja Marie, Aesthetics in Negotiation: Part Two: The Uses of Alchemy (December 1, 2017). in C. Honeyman; & A. K. Schneider (eds), The Negotiator's Desk Reference, DRI Press, Saint Paul: MN., 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3327118

Michelle LeBaron

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Canada

Nadja Marie Alexander (Contact Author)

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

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Singapore, 179943
Singapore

Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore
Singapore

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