MWP video 5a: What’s wrong with metaphysics

Metaphysics (or absolutisation, or dogma) is the type of belief avoided in the practice of the Middle Way. This type of belief is deeply damaging because of the way it blocks alternative views, creates polarisations, and prevents provisional judgement. Philosophy has maintained metaphysics by arguing it in the abstract, on the basis of unexamined assumptions, in narrow contexts. It is time for a psychological critique of metaphysics to be more widely heard and to contribute to the practice of the Middle Way. This is a tributary video to no. 5 on agnosticism.

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