Databases motivates philosophy with multi-valued logic anticipated by Buddhist thinkers

We now accept the concepts of data-lakes where the end analyst confronts multiple versions of the truth. These approaches forces us to understand data as being neither or both when it comes to deciding whether something is true or false. This is not a conquest of Buddhist thought over western philosophy. Instead it is real world challenge we face in dealing with conflicting data from multiple sources where each is confident they are providing the truth. Even when we do not explicitly invoke philosophical concepts in the practical consideration of data, our thinking about data is closer to the eastern way of thinking about truth than it is to the western philosophy.