Philosophers in Prison: Students in the Indiana Women’s Prison College Program Reflect on Philosophical Theories of Punishment

  • Mariam Kazanjian
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy book series (PASEPP)


Since philosophy is a communal enterprise, it is a particular privilege to hold a philosophical conversation with people whose voices are too often excluded, like my students at the Indiana Women’s Prison. These women taught me that Aristotelian virtue ethics might give us some insight into abusive relationships, and Plato’s tripartite soul can express the intensity of drug addiction.


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  • Mariam Kazanjian
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyIndiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA

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