By Srinivas Aravamudan
From: Eighteenth-Century reviews
Volume forty seven, quantity 2, iciness 2014
This article makes a speciality of the reception historical past of translations of Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy ibn Yaqzan and the way usual theodicy, empiricist experimentalism, and philosophical fiction motivated eighteenth-century England. Discussing the prestige of Ibn Tufayl’s rules with regards to Edward Pococke, John Locke, Robert Boyle, and Daniel Defoe permits students to head past the East-West dichotomy and as a substitute create a gap from eighteenth-century experiences onto contemporary debates round international literature. utilizing Hayy as a prism, we will comprehend the possibilities in addition to the drawbacks of an international literature paradigm, as theorized through Wolfgang von Goethe, Erich Auerbach, and more moderen scholars.
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