Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Oxymoron of Proximate Justice

Recently Comment magazine, the online journal of the Work Research Foundation, approached “a small group of readers who are pursuing vocations in politics and justice, and asked them to grapple with the concept of proximate justice in their respective lines of work.” Among the authors was Christen Yates, associate director of the Gordon in Lynn program.

Christen writes: “Proximate justice is an uncomfortable oxymoron at first. Isn’t justice, by its very nature, meant to be full and absolute, right or wrong? Doesn’t the integrity of the term demand our full commitment, our faith in the possibility of real justice?” Read more...
Eden Garber '01 was also a contributor. She writes: “I am entering the field of health care now as a grad student in nursing. It is an area where, at the individual and community levels, I can accept that some movement in the direction of health is better than no movement.” Read more...

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