Middle Way Philosophy 5: In Practice

by Robert M. Ellis


Planned Contents


1)    Responding to modern ideologies

a)    Fundamentalism

b)    Conservatism

c)    Relativism

d)    Libertarianism

e)    Managerialism

2)    Practical Ethics

a)    Medical ethics

b)    Environmental ethics

c)    Sexual ethics

d)    Economic and business ethics

3)    Middle Way Politics

a)    The Middle Way and democracy

b)    Liberal politics and the Middle Way

c)    The Third Way and the Middle Way

d)    Green politics and the Middle Way

e)    A Middle Way in British Politics

f)     A Middle Way in European Politics

g)    A Middle Way in American Politics

h)   A Middle Way in World Politics

4)    Middle Way Aesthetics

a)    A Middle Way aesthetic method

b)    Sublimity and meditation

c)    Aesthetics in relation to moral judgements

d)    Aesthetics and landscape

e)    Aesthetics and the visual arts

f)     Aesthetics and music

g)    Aesthetics and literature

5)    Middle Way History

a)    Problems of objectivity in history

b)    Issues of focus

c)    Issues of causality

d)    Issues of fact and value

e)    Competing values

f)     Issues of audience

g)    Signs and wonders

6)    The reform of philosophy

a)    The scope of philosophy

b)    The responsibilities of philosophers

c)    The process of academic judgement

d)    Philosophy in wider society

7)    Religion and secular non-dualism

a)    The role of religion in society

b)    Christianity in the West today

c)    Buddhism in the West today

d)    State symbolism and solidarity

8)    Middle Way Science

a)    Balancing the status of scientific theory

b)    Quantum physics and metaphysics

c)    The dogma of scientific advance

d)    Social science and relativism

9)    Middle Way Education

a)    The libertarian model in education

b)    The scientistic model in education

c)    The absolutist model in education

d)    Middle Way teaching

e)    Middle Way curriculum

f)     Middle Way assessment

10) Visions of the future

a)    Resources and the monetary economy

b)    Democracy and cybercracy

c)    Holistic utopias and incremental change



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