Monday, July 6, 2015

A Paganism and Politics Trilogy
 I have just published a new piece over at Gods and Radicals entitled "Nature's Rights". In it I attempt to craft a pagan view of natural rights and address several deep problems and failings that the history of rights theory has faced and, mostly, failed to solve. I've now published three pieces with them on, generally, the implications of pagan metaphysics for politics and one book review (another is on its way soon and I am very excited for it).

What I realize in retrospect, though it wasn't planned, is that my first three pieces form a sort of natural trilogy.

First we have "Towards a Pagan Politics" which lays out the basic contours of what I consider a pagan metaphysics and its implications for politics.

Following this we have a specific application of the ideas presented in the first piece to the problem of capitalism in "Capitalist Leveling and the Problem of Pagan Values".

Then, finally, I offer something a bit more constructive by attempting to build up a uniquely pagan understanding of natural rights which extend to all of nature in "Nature's Rights".

Of course these three pieces can each be read on their own, but together they present pretty nicely my full view on pagan metaphysics and the unique insights and valuable contributions I believe it can make to politics. The question now is, where do I go from here?

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