Source: (2013) Dalhousie Law Journal. 36(2): 319-334.

Some theorists have argued that restorative justice can be defined as a theory of justice based on the reiationality of self—the idea that the self exists in and through its relationships with others. This account of seif, whiie anaiytically compeiiing, confiicts with our intuitions of individuaiity I argue that Buddhist metaphysics provides an explanation of this confiict, and that meditation practice can heip restorative justice practitioners deveiop an intuitive understanding of the reiationality of seif. (author's abstract)