History

Middle Way history needs to avoid the false certainty of metaphysical explanations of the past, whilst seeking objectivity in a judgement of sources balanced between absolute faith and dismissal. This video explains the cognitive biases that can distort our views of the past.

Links to other resources concerning history on the website:

Podcast interview with Paul Teed (on the study of history)

From Conflict to Integration: Social Change in 19th Century Britain by Richard Flanagan

The Trouble with Revisionism (blog post)

Review of ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’ by Stephen Pinker (history of violence)

Review of ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Harari (global history of human development)

Review of ‘Greek Buddha’ by Christopher Beckwith

Podcast interview with Christopher Beckwith on ‘Greek Buddha’

Middle Way Thinkers series (intellectual history)

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be (blog post)

Not presuming too much about Dr Livingstone (blog)

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