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Book: The Five Principles of Middle Way Philosophy

Chapter: d. Scepticism, Embodiment, and Meaningfulness

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44161


Sceptical arguments draw attention to our embodied limitations, and embodied awareness can also help us adapt to those limitations through the contextualization offered by mindfulness. Scepticism can cut through the dogmatic philosophies of mind that assume a separate observing mind even when they are supposedly ‘physicalist’. Embodied meaningfulness, developed from infancy, is also the basis of the confidence required to stop sceptical argument being used in alienating ways.

Chapter Contributors

  • Robert Ellis ( - rmellis) 'Middle Way Society'