restorative justice, self, relationships, individuality, Buddhist, mediation
Some theorists have argued that restorative justice can be defined as a theory of justice based on the. relationality of self-the idea that the self exists in and through its relationships with others. This account of self, while analytically compelling, conflicts with our intuitions of individuality I argue that Buddhist metaphysics provides an explanation of this conflict, and that meditation practice can help restorative justice practitioners develop an intuitive understanding of the relationality of self.
Gordon Shotwell, "Feeling Relational: The Use of Buddhist Meditation in Restorative Practices" (2013) 36:2 Dal LJ 317.