Comparison of Kant's Ideas and the Buddhist Idea
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Discusses Kan't concept of the empty universe & universal reason and the Buddhist idea of the universal mind. Examines parallels and differences between the two philosophies. Similarities in Kant's premise that the universe is empty or neutral and the Buddhist desire to empty the mind. Differences in their thought.
From the Paper:"Universal Reason, Universal Mind: Some Parallels and Diffferences
in Kantian and Buddhist Assumptions
There is a marked similarity between Kant’s ideas of the empty universe and universal reason and the Buddhist idea of the universal mind. It is fruitful to explore these parallels, while also being mindful of the difference that exists between Kantian and Buddhist thought.
In his Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant argues that self-awareness is not possible without awareness of objects external to one’s mind. And unless a being is aware of the self and of external objects as different from self, that being cannot grasp that its mental states are representations..."
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