Philosophically speaking ‘natural rights‘ is an element of an argument about the basis of the rights that individuals have in society.
What if nature had rights? What if there was a Ministry of Mother Earth? What if the experiences of people living with land were given priority? Remember that capitalisms roots are in the extraction of value from land ownership. The most fundamental challenge to capitalism is to challenge underlying historically based assumptions of nature’s use. Give nature the same rights as humans.
That’s what the Bolivians are in the process of doing. That’s provocative. You can find a number of short pieces, including this one, and if anyone can point me to a longer discussion it would be appreciated.
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