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By A. Terrance Wiley

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Angelic Troublemakers is the 1st distinct account of what occurs while non secular ethics, political philosophy, and the anarchist spirit intermingle. Wiley deftly captures the beliefs that encouraged 3 respected heroes of nonviolent disobedience―Henry Thoreau, Dorothy Day, and Bayard Rustin. Resistance to slavery, empire, and capital is a lifestyle, a transnational culture of inspiration and motion. This ebook is a needs to learn for an individual drawn to faith, ethics, politics, or legislation.

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47 Finally, a few years later, in the essay “Slavery in Massachusetts,” the famed 1854 piece that Thoreau composed as a protest against the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and the trial of runaway slave Anthony Burns, Thoreau once more calls into question the necessity of the territorial state. In particular, he again denies that it, in this case the state of Massachusetts, provides protection and asserts that it fails to effectuate just conditions, two goods THE CONSCIENCE ON FIRE: THOREAU’S ANARCHIST ETHIC 31 often attributed to state action and pointed to in order to argue for its necessity.

It should be clear that Thoreau’s religious-political ethic involves a commitment to noncomplicity that includes a duty to dissociate from political regimes that are systemically unjust either in the laws and policies they enact, the decision-making processes that they adopt, or the way in which their laws and policies are implemented or enforced. 66 We see now how Thoreau’s metaphysics of the self inform his ethics and his political philosophy. Thoreau understands God and religion in ethical terms; he deifies the self; he posits the existence of an objective moral order; and he maintains that human persons have (unmediated) access to moral truth.

As we might expect, Thoreau demands proof that our routines, habits, traditions are necessary for a meaningful human life and he insists that individuals, as divine beings, are moral subjects who must exercise moral agency, thus making moral decisions about how to live and which acts to perform or not perform in certain situations. In short, Thoreau advocates reclamation of moral responsibility. The opening pages of Walden register this advocacy: When we consider what, to use the words of the catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other.

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