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Aristotle on the philosophy of restorative justice and human rights.

Artinopoulou, Vasso
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) Paper presented at the 1st International Symposium on Restorative Justice and Human Rights. 2-7 June 2012, Skopelos Island, Greece.

The objective of the paper is twofold. First, to identify the philosophical foundations of restorative justice
principles as they are debated in the teachings of Aristotle and translated into modern reality. Second, to
introduce Aristotle into the history of restorative justice, as a pioneer in the restorative justice international
movement. A solid philosophical and historical foundation for restoration justice is needed if contemporary
practices are to be taken seriously for policy making and justice reform internationally. The Aristotelian
tradition of liberal and consequentialist thought, and the historical effects that supported these teachings
will form the basis of our arguments. (author’s abstract)


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