East-West Fiction as World Literature: The Hayy Problem Reconfigured

East-West Fiction as World Literature: The Hayy Problem Reconfigured

Srinivas Aravamudan


From: Eighteenth-Century experiences
Volume forty seven, quantity 2, iciness 2014
pp. 195-23

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This article makes a speciality of the reception heritage of translations of Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy ibn Yaqzan and the way usual theodicy, empiricist experimentalism, and philosophical fiction encouraged eighteenth-century England. Discussing the prestige of Ibn Tufayl’s rules in terms of Edward Pococke, John Locke, Robert Boyle, and Daniel Defoe permits students to head past the East-West dichotomy and as an alternative create a gap from eighteenth-century experiences onto fresh debates round international literature. utilizing Hayy as a prism, we will be able to comprehend the possibilities in addition to the drawbacks of a global literature paradigm, as theorized through Wolfgang von Goethe, Erich Auerbach, and more moderen scholars.

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