Living with Honour: A Pagan Ethics

Living with Honour: A Pagan Ethics

by Emma Restall Orr


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Living With Honour is a provocative and uncompromising exploration of how Paganism can provide the philosophical guidance to live honorably in a twenty-first Western society. Part One explores the history of Paganism, its undercurrents of anarchy, heresy, environmentalism and animism, finding its place within the history of Western philosophy. Part Two addresses key moral issues from that animistic perspective, beginning with the foundation of human relationships and attitudes towards the Other. It book explores how we value life, and firstly human life, looking at dying, suicide and euthanasia, birth, abortion and IVF. It then examines the human abuse of nonhuman animals, discussing sentience, personhood and inherent value. Finally, it focuses on current global crises, exploring need as opposed to desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846940941
Publisher: Moon Books
Publication date: 04/25/2008
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.65(w) x 8.63(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Finding a Perspective     1
Defining Pagan     9
Natural Paganism     36
Defining Choice     62
Defining Pagan Ethics     96
Natural Pagan Ethics     122
The Pathways of our Choices     148
Human Relationship     154
The Value of Human Life     189
The Value of Nonhuman Animals     219
The Value of the Environment     257
The Value of the Web     288
Walking the Path     318
Integration and Integrity     320
Bibliography     345
Index     351

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