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Truth on the Edge

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

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Middle Way Philosophy

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

Volume 1: The Path of Objectivity now available.

An important, original work, that should get the widest possible hearing.

Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary

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Volume 2: The Integration of Desire

Bringing together Buddhism, psychology, philosophy and politics on how to resolve conflict both in the individual and between people.

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The Trouble with Buddhism

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

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A New Buddhist Ethics

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

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A Theory of Moral Objectivity

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

Ellis has, amazingly, a sound understanding of all his sources, and argues carefully and masterfully throughout, with cumulative persuasiveness.

David Bastow, philosophy lecturer and external examiner of the thesis

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Theme and Variations

A piece of philosophical fiction. Kisagotami, the woman with a dead baby from a story of the Buddha, confronts philosophers through the ages with her suffering – and gets very varied responses.

Shows off not only imagination and humour, but impressively broad knowledge of western philosophy

Dhivan Thomas Jones, author and philosophy lecturer

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North Cape

Selected poetry of a poet turned philosopher.

Available as printed book only



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