Sunday, July 11, 2010

Asatru As A Philosophy

Asatru As A Philosophy Cover Classical philosophy generally recognizes there being several significant ways of organizing what we know about things: an ethic, defining how one should live; a metaphysics, which defines the nature of the universe, its components and their interactions; an epistemology, which describes what counts as genuine knowledge; and a logic, which provides Principles about how to reason about the things we know. Finally, an aesthetic defines rules for preferred forms and perceptions. Modern Asatru includes each of these components.

There are definite ethical aspects of Asatru which describe how we should live as individuals and together. There are many enduring views in Asatru about how we should interact with our gods, goddesses, ancestors, the landvaettir, fellow folk members and outsiders for our own good and for the good of the folk. Embedded in Asatru is a unique Metaphysics describing the nature of the universe, who we are, the nature of things in the universe, and how they are all causally linked. This metaphysics is millennia old and describes a universe very different from that described by other religions. Given, the metaphysics of Asatru’s universe, we also encounter a unique epistemology. This describes how we can know things about the universe and ourselves. A unique logic also exists to describe how we can think about these things. Finally, Asatru has a unique aesthetic descended from a mix of the principles expressed in our historical art forms combined with a mix of modern romanticism and practicality.

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