Embodied Reasons in the Public Sphere : The Example of the Hijab

Faculty/Professorship: Systematic Theology  
Author(s): Wabel, Thomas
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2023
Pages: 499-512
Source/Other editions: Studies in Christian Ethics, 32 (2019), 4, S. 499-512 . - ISSN: 1745-5235
is version of: 10.1177/0953946819868095
Year of first publication: 2019
Language(s): English
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-587206
In public debates on moral or political issues between participants from different religious backgrounds, liberal and secular thinkers like John Rawls and Jürgen Habermas recommend to restrict oneself to free-standing reasons that are independent of their religious, social or cultural origin. Following German philosopher Matthias Jung, however, I argue that such reasons fall short of describing the relevance of the issue in question for the adherents of a specific religion or worldview. Referring to the debates in several European countries about the hijab, I am showing how a deeper understanding of reasons as embodied in social practices and as embodied in individual biographies can help to disentangle such debates and to facilitate a dialogue on these issues.
GND Keywords: Deutschland; Verschleierung; Gesellschaftsleben; Öffentlichkeit; Moral
Keywords: Moral reasoning, embodiment, hijab, veiling
DDC Classification: 200 Religion  
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology  
RVK Classification: BW 60600   
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/58720
Release Date: 30. March 2023

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