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Feeling relational: The use of Buddhist mediation in restorative practices.

Shotwell, Gordon
June 4, 2015

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)


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