Justice Has Two Sides

Mona Sue Weissmark

in Justice Matters

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195157574
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848485 | DOI:
Justice Has Two Sides

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What is involved in overcoming the responses to an injustice? Is it a matter of becoming fully aware of our own legacies? What happens when we have inherited a legacy, but then challenged to change by a new one? What enables us to change our view? These are some of the questions explored in this chapter that encourages the reevaluation of rational reasoning. For intellectual growth and satisfaction of self-sufficiency, people need to be exposed in an environment where their thoughts and ideas are usually challenged by new or unfamiliar concepts. This chapter defines hypothetical reasoning as an explorative and imaginative inquiry that challenges the one-sided view of the children of Nazis and children of survivors into a two-sided understanding that encourages an open and friendly approach into feeling each other's perspective.

Keywords: rational reasoning; intellectual growth; self-sufficiency; hypothetical reasoning; understanding

Chapter.  10761 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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