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Book: The Five Principles of Middle Way Philosophy

Chapter: c. Practical Discontinuity

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44174


Practical discontinuity is a requirement for acting in the world, which is necessary to our embodiment. This also means there are necessary social discontinuities such as the law. These practical discontinuities need to be carefully distinguished from ontological discontinuities. Practical discontinuities can be judged better or worse according to how far absolutizations were avoided up to the point of judgement, and this creates the basis of Middle Way ethics.

Chapter Contributors

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