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By Maitreya Abhisambodhi

"Bridge of the Enlightenments" is a examine within the background of principles 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 impacts on Western proposal in philosophy, psychology and the state-of-the-art modern disciplines of cognitive technology and evolutionary biology.
This paintings strains a few seminal advancements within the heritage of principles transmitted over a number of centuries and fills a few gaps in global highbrow background. many of the Western philosophers and scientists who're no longer widely recognized to have had large Buddhist impression (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 heritage of principles, those essays search to right a few greatly held misconceptions bearing on Buddhist idea and praxis and critique from a Buddhist point of view some

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