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Book: The Five Principles of Middle Way Philosophy

Chapter: g. Agnosticism and Psychological Development

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44184


Agnosticism requires a two-step process and thus seems to require the capacities of the fifth stage of development in Robert Kegan’s scheme. However, judgements do not always match capacities precisely, so this does not justify esotericism or an unqualified power hierarchy. Agnosticism also needs to be applied at the micro-level (between opposing shortcuts when transitioning between levels of psychological development) as well as the macro-level (between opposing metaphysical ideologies).

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