I'm inclined to agree.
If I recall correctly, philosophy is derived from the Latin terms "philo" (knowledge) and "sophia" (love)... the love of knowledge. The Buddha wasn't radically different in this sense, except that knowledge he sought (and realised) was knowledge pertaining to the supra-mundane, as opposed to the mundane.
If such analysis enables those with a Western philosophical bent to see that the Buddha's teachings are not only logically consistent, but also to see that they can be personally liberative when applied, then surely this would be to their benefit.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine