March 4, 2017

Bridge of the Enlightenments: Buddhist Influences on Western by Maitreya Abhisambodhi

By Maitreya Abhisambodhi

"Bridge of the Enlightenments" is a learn within the background of rules which establishes the hitherto (mostly)unknown hyperlink among the Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha and the ecu Enlightenment (a.k.a. Age of cause) and explores the continued Buddhist affects on Western inspiration in philosophy, psychology and the state-of-the-art modern disciplines of cognitive technology and evolutionary biology.
This paintings lines a few seminal advancements within the historical past of rules transmitted over numerous centuries and fills a few gaps in international highbrow heritage. the various Western philosophers and scientists who're now not widely recognized to have had wide Buddhist effect (directly or mediately) lined contain David Hume and George Berkeley, William James and Henri Bergson, Sigmund Freud and Jean Paul Sartre, Gregory Bateson and Francisco Varela, to call a number of.
In addition to being a contribution to the background of principles, those essays search to right a few largely held misconceptions referring to Buddhist suggestion and praxis and critique from a Buddhist viewpoint some

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