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A modern Middle Way in Institutions and  Private Life  (in English and German)

Dimensions and categories



The dimensions known in the description of nature and the categories common in human sciences seem to be largely just dual counterparts and therefore equivalent.    




Assertiveness and power are according to the conceptions of the modern Middle Way represented here, in order of their emergence in evolution, the oldest dual pair of counterparts, which is assigned to the abode. Between these two qualities, in both private and public life, a Middle Way should be sought. In its extreme form, unrestrained assertiveness equals complete freedom, and thus means anarchy, whereas power exerts strict laws and a narrowing morality which is nowadays known internationally as law and order, and which in extreme cases results in dictatorship.

Thus, between these two positions, the modern Middle Way would be sought by dynamic weighing-up at the respective place and time, which means that neither an excess of law nor a lack of it is desirable. And as it has been said, this should apply equally to both private and public life.

This also means equilibrium between complex disordered life structures that are more likely to occur in Asia and strictly ordered logical-rational structures, which are favored in Western cultures.   


Updated July 09, 2017