To counter some of the fluff I've been posting, here's a whole lecture by Lewis Lancaster, founder of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (which he explains in the lecture) that says something about the content and history of Buddhism:
I've not watched the whole thing, so I can't guarantee that he doesn't conclude the lecture by saying something crazy like "and also, Buddhists caused 9/11" or "also, the Buddha was actually a space alien who ate brains." So I'll leave you to check it out for any Halloween surprises.
Buddhists say we cannot know dang-en-sine (sp), so Kant isn;t so innovative after all.
Their focus on perceptions seems to predate the empiricists a bit.
Linda OReilly says
I just watched the whole thing, Mark.
He never said anything nutty.
It was the most information I’ve ever gotten in 52 minutes.
Of course, I buy into the whole Buddhist thing so I’m biased.
He may have said something nutty and I just didn’t perceive it so.
Thanks for posting the video.
The Shape of Ancient Thought: Comparative Studies in Greek and Indian Philosophies
By Thomas McEvilley
Greek Buddhism Pt. 1 thru 4
Buddhism and Christianity
Buddhism and the Roman world
Buddhism and Gnosticism