Moving Forwards

  • Beth M. Titchiner
Part of the Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice book series (CPTRP)


Concluding the book, this chapter formulates a concept of less violent epistemology and of the circumstances that might be conducive to fostering its enactment. This chapter discusses the implications of, and processes required, to transition towards non-violent epistemology from habitual and historically engrained enactment of violent epistemology. This includes a discussion of what this is likely to mean for individuals from an emotional, psychological, and practical standpoint, and of how moving away from violent epistemology towards less violent epistemic practice is not a concept that can simply be ‘adopted’, but is rather a complex, whole-person approach which requires deep transformation of how we relate with ourselves, others and the phenomenal world. This chapter ends with a discussion on the potential and possibilities for change within social systems and structures which have been built on violent epistemology and suggested directions for future research.


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