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Middle Way PhilosophyWebsite by Robert M. Ellis, based on an accredited Ph.D. thesis.

An argument for how incremental moral objectivity is possible using the Middle Way

A practical philosophy combining various influences: Buddhist Practice, Pyrrhonism, Jung, Philosophical Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Hume, Lakoff and McGilchrist. A challenge to entrenched dualisms everywhere.

This site contains many resources, but is now no longer being developed or updated. For my most recent work, together with a developing community and events related to Middle Way Philosophy, please see the Middle Way Society site.

Books available:

Truth on the Edge

A Brief Western Philosophy of the Middle Way. Truth is meaningful but we do not know what is true.

Printed book

EPUB e-book

Online text (preview)

 

 

Middle Way Philosophy

A five-volume series giving a new detailed account of the philosophy, psychology and practice.

Volume 1: The Path of Objectivity

A detailed account of the philosophy of the Middle Way, and how it can justify incremental objectivity both in scientific and ethical terms.

Printed book

EPUB e-book

 

 

Volume 2: The Integration of Desire

Conflicts of desire are central to our experience, and integrating them one of the most important elements of objectivity. This book brings together strands from Buddhism, Philosophy, Psychology and Politics to find a common pattern in the practical ways we can integrate desires. 

Printed book

EPUB e-book

 

 

To follow: Volume 3: The Integration of Meaning; Volume 4: The Integration of Belief; Volume 5: Middle Way Philosophy in Practice

 

The Trouble with Buddhism

How the Buddhist tradition has betrayed its own insights. A critique of Buddhism using the Middle Way.

Printed book

EPUB e-book

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A New Buddhist Ethics

A survey of practical ethics using the Middle Way approach. A challenge to traditional Buddhist ethics.

Printed book

EPUB e-book

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A Theory of Moral Objectivity

The original Ph.D. thesis: Western philosophy surveyed as eternalism and nihilism

Printed book

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Also see: creative writing

 

Introductory pages: eight central claims of Middle Way philosophy:

 

Seven common assumptions in Western thought that are challenged by Middle Way Philosophy:

(These assumptions are inter-dependent and stand or fall together)

 

Other Resources

List of all e-books, papers and articles included on the website

Common objections and responses

The bare bones: 5 key arguments in the form of 3-line syllogisms (for philosophers in a hurry)

Turning philosophy upside-down

Recommended books

Creative writing: fiction and poetry

Reviews of recent books related to the Middle Way

A Middle Way retreat

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The author: Robert M. Ellis

 

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