Diagram showing how Jesuit missionaries imported & diffused Mahayana Indian philosophy in Europe from 1551-1750. Virtually all major 17th-19th century western thinkers were exposed to high Indian philosophy. Similar map for diffusion of Indian calculus should be made.

What 'novel ideas' did these Indian texts(in Chinese & Japanese) contain?

  • -Realism vs Idealism debate
  • -"Transcendental Idealism"=Vijñānavāda
  • -Advanced treatises of logic
  • -Separation of Ethics & religion
  • -Utilitarianism
  • -Rejection of 'soul' & afterlife
  • etc

Source of Diagram: "Cult of Emptiness" - by Urs App

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