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Middle Way Philosophy 1: The Path of Objectivity By Robert M. Ellis
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Initially inspired by the Buddha's Middle Way, but working in Western Philosophy and related disciplines, Robert M. Ellis first developed Middle Way Philosophy in a Ph.D. thesis in 2001. This new... More > detailed account is the product of a further ten years of refinement of his approach, and concentrates on the philosophical core. It is followed by three further volumes focusing more on the psychological and practical implications of the philosophy. Middle Way Philosophy makes us re-examine entrenched assumptions, and aims to clear the ground for practical progress by avoiding dogmas, both positive and negative. It focuses on adequacy of judgement as the basis of objectivity in both science and ethics. "An important, original work, that should get the widest possible hearing." Iain McGilchrist, author of 'The Master and his Emissary'. This second edition now includes a foreword by Iain McGilchrist.< Less
Middle Way Philosophy 4: The Integration of Belief By Robert M. Ellis
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This fourth volume of the Middle Way Philosophy series uses cognitive psychology and balanced sceptical philosophy to explain both how we get stuck in dogmas, and how provisionality is possible. It... More > is argued that we can make progress both in avoiding delusions and developing wisdom not by finding ‘truth’ or employing ‘rationality’, but rather through awareness of our assumptions. We need not ultimately true beliefs (as is often assumed), but judgements that are more adequate to each new set of conditions. The book includes a wide survey of the cognitive biases identified by psychology, with an argument that the practically important aspect of each is an absolutising assumption that we could potentially avoid through awareness. Robert M Ellis's work on Middle Way Philosophy has been described by Iain McGilchrist, author of 'The Master and his Emissary' as "Important, original work...a departure at right angles to typical thinking in the modern Western world."< Less
Migglism: A Beginner's Guide to Middle Way Philosophy By Robert M. Ellis
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'Migglism' is a short term for Middle Way Philosophy, a practical philosophical approach developed by Robert M. Ellis in a Ph.D. thesis and a series of books. Middle Way Philosophy brings together... More > insights from Buddhism, philosophy and psychology to offer a framework of thinking for a range of integrative practices. This book aims to introduce these ideas in an accessible way. 'The Middle Way' is not a compromise, but a process of navigating between dogmatic extremes. By avoiding either positive or negative claims that go beyond experience, we can find a new way of thinking, valuing and practising. "The middle is the chaotic and confusing place between the extremes. While the extremes are simpler and more attractive, it is the mess in the middle where the interesting and creative activities occur - it is where we should be. Robert sets out a foundation for a way of thinking about the middle ground as a place to move towards." Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney< Less
Migglism: A Beginner's Guide to Middle Way Philosophy By Robert M. Ellis
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'Migglism' is a short term for Middle Way Philosophy, a practical philosophical approach developed by Robert M. Ellis in a Ph.D. thesis and a series of books. Middle Way Philosophy brings together... More > insights from Buddhism, philosophy and psychology to offer a framework of thinking for a range of integrative practices. This book introduces these ideas in an accessible way. 'The Middle Way' is not a compromise, but a process of navigating between dogmatic extremes. By avoiding either positive or negative claims that go beyond experience, we can find a new way of thinking, valuing and practising. Approved by the Middle Way Society. "The middle is the chaotic and confusing place between the extremes. While the extremes are simpler and more attractive, it is in the mess in the middle where the interesting and creative activities occur - it is where we should be. Robert sets out a foundation for a way of thinking about the middle ground as a place to move towards." Ed Catmull, President of Pixar.< Less