The MWS Podcast: Episode 1, The skill of critical thinking with Robert M. Ellis

Robert M Ellis1In this inaugural episode of the Middle Way Society podcast, the philosopher and chair of the Middle Way Society talks to Barry Daniel about the skill of critical thinking and how it relates to Middle Way Philosophy. Robert was asked a variety of questions about the subject, including what critical thinking is and what are its origins, its practical applications, its relationship with the Middle Way and the psychological benefits it can bring, and how you can go about acquiring such a skill.

There is also a slide show version of the podcast available on Youtube.

About Barry Daniel

I live in the Lake District in the UK where I run a guesthouse with my partner Kate and my cat Manuel. I enjoy painting, hillwalking, reading, visiting and entertaining friends, T’ai Chi and playing the guitar. I’m engaged to a certain degree in the local community, as a volunteer with Samaritans and I’m a fairly active member of the local Green party. I’ve had a relatively intuitive sense of the Middle Way most of my adult life but it found a greater articulation and a practical direction through joining the society. It’s also been interesting and great fun engaging with other people with a similar outlook. My main contribution to the society is conducting the podcast interviews, something that gives me a lot of satisfaction and that I’ve learnt a lot from.

3 thoughts on “The MWS Podcast: Episode 1, The skill of critical thinking with Robert M. Ellis

  1. Hi Barry, nice to see all the work you have done, looking forward to listen to them, hope to see you next year at Gaihouse, stay well please, metta Elisabeth Kools

    1. Hi Elisabeth
      Great to hear from you and thanks for your interest in the podcasts. Given that you have an interest in early Buddhism, you might want to take a look at the following review by Robert Ellis of a book called Greek Buddha by Christopher Beckwith. I’ll also be doing an interview with him and Robert Ellis in a few week’s time.

      I hope to see you at Gaia House next year too. All being well!

      With warm wishes


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