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Book: The Five Principles of Middle Way Philosophy

Chapter: c. Slowness

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44167


Slower and more energy-sapping processing is needed for more complex provisional judgements, when compared to faster automatized ones. Bias is maintained by fast absolutized judgement when slower ones could be used. However, sometimes speed is also required by conditions, so provisionality consists in slowing down judgement when conditions allow, to consider options and improve it later when faster judgement is needed.

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