UVic introduces philosophy course for prison inmates

September 4, 2019

The University of Victoria has partnered with British Columbia Corrections to provide philosophy courses to inmates. According to a UVic release, the class will be held at Vancouver Island Regional Correction Centre and will feature works by the writer Ursula Le Guin, feminist scholar bell hooks, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, and writer Albert Camus. “What underlies this course is the transformative power of education, but also different ways of looking at education, in which it is not simply the transmission of knowledge from one party to another,” said associate professor Audrey Yap, “but the co-creation of knowledge by people with different perspectives on and experiences of the world.” UVic (BC)