An accessible introduction to this practical philosophical approach, combining elements from philosophy, psychology and Buddhism to provide a framework for a range of integrative practices.
“It is the mess in the middle where the interesting and creative activities occur. Robert sets out a foundation for a way of thinking.” Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney
A Brief Western Philosophy of the Middle Way. A more detailed introduction that can be a next step after ‘Migglism’. Truth is meaningful but we do not know what is true.
Combining fiction and philosophy: 29 stories, some original and some adapted from the Buddha, Jesus or philosophers, retold or reinterpreted to reveal key aspects of the Middle Way.
A four-volume series giving a new detailed account of the philosophy, psychology and practice. Available separately (as below) or collected as an Omnibus.
Volume 1: The Path of Objectivity
An important, original work, that should get the widest possible hearing.
Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary
Bringing together Buddhism, psychology, philosophy and politics on how to resolve conflict both within the individual and between people.
The recognition that meaning is found in our bodies, and that cognitive and emotive meaning cannot be separated, has profound implications for our whole approach to language, the arts and practice.
Draws extensively on the psychology of cognitive bias to present an account of our mistakes in thinking as absolutisations. We can address these through the practices of integration of belief.
How the Buddhist tradition has betrayed its own insights. A critique of Buddhism using the Middle Way.
A survey of practical ethics using the Middle Way approach. A challenge to traditional Buddhist ethics.
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
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
Selected poetry of a poet turned philosopher.