PDC Homepage

Home » Products » Purchase

Res Philosophica

Volume 92, Issue 2, April 2015

Transformative Experiences

Muhammad Velji
Pages 453-471
DOI: 10.11612/resphil.2015.92.2.13

Change Your Look, Change Your Luck
Religious Self-Transformation and Brute Luck Egalitarianism

My intention in this paper is to reframe the practice of veiling as an embodied practice of self-development and self-transformation. I argue that practices like these cannot be handled by the choice/chance distinction relied on by those who would restrict religious minority accommodations. Embodied self-transformation necessarily means a change in personal identity and this means the religious believer cannot know if they will need religious accommodation when they begin their journey of piety. Even some luck egalitarians would find leaning exclusively on preference and choice to find who should be burdened with paying the full costs of certain choices in one’s life too morally harsh to be justifiable. I end by briefly illustrating an alternative way to think about religious accommodation that does not rely on the choice/chance distinction.

Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe here
Already a subscriber? Login here

This document may be purchased

Purchase this article for
$15.00 USD
Enter your confirmation number if you've already purchased this article.