Transformative Philosophies of Justice: Local and Global Perspectives

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARW 6419 3.00

This class will explore a diversity of philosophical paradigms and religious beliefs that inform and justify various contemporary concepts and practices of transformative and restorative justice. Drawing on Indigenous, Afro-centric, and other non-western philosophies and spiritualities, this course presents a body of knowledge on transformative justice. This is an interdisciplinary course that will integrate the philosophical constructs of justice with an analysis of contemporary social issues. Readings will address research justice, gender justice, racial justice, and so on. In addition, an exploration of ancient and contemporary examples of restorative justice practice will allow students in this course to develop some practical restorative facilitation tools and skills.

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