Philosophy Behind Bars
  • Release Date : 16 July 2021
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 264 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781529205589
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Download or read book entitled Philosophy Behind Bars by author: Szifris, Kirstine which was release on 16 July 2021 and published by Policy Press with total page 264 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Long-term prisoners need to be given the space to reflect, and grow. This ground-breaking study found that engaging prisoners in philosophy education enabled them to think about some of the ‘big’ questions in life and as a result to see themselves and others differently. Using the prisoners’ own words, Szifris shows the importance of this type of education for growth and development. She demonstrates how the philosophical dialogue led to a form of community which provided a space for self-reflection, pro-social interaction and communal exploration of ideas, which could have long-term positive consequences.