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Becoming Someone New: Essays on Transformative Experience, Choice, and Change

Enoch Lambert and John Schwenkler


This book presents fifteen new essays on the topic of transformative experience, choice, and change. Questions that are covered include: What is the nature of personal transformation? How can choices for or against transformative change be rational? To what extent can imagination help us to anticipate the nature of transformative experience? What are some mechanisms of personal transformation? How is the concept of transformative experience relevant to moral and political philosophy?

Keywords: transformative experience, practical rationality, decision, personal identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198823735
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198823735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Enoch Lambert, editor
Postdoctoral Associate, Centre for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University

John Schwenkler, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University

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