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The Role of Buddhist Philosophy in Aldous Huxley’s „Island”

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dc.contributor.author Warchał, Małgorzata
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-28T10:42:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-28T10:42:25Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Grzegorz Andrzej Kleparski, Studia Anglica Resoviensia T. 12 (2015), s. 172-181 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 1641-7666
dc.identifier.issn 1898-8709
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.ur.edu.pl/handle/item/1643
dc.description.abstract Aldous Huxley’s last novel, „Island”, presents the utopian, peaceful society of Pala, a secluded island in the Pacific Ocean. Selected principles of Mahayana Buddhism constitute the cornerstone of Pala’s political, educational and agricultural systems and serve as the main source of moral values for its inhabitants. By introducing characters who represent both Palanese and Western mentality, the author presents the clash of Western and Eastern cultures and, as a result, unmasks the destructiveness of Western greed, materialism and militarism. Moreover, the novel constitutes a reflection upon the spiritual and intellectual benefits of Buddhism, as it presents the peaceful coexistence of the inhabitants of Pala and their pursuit of self-improvement, knowledge and spiritual enlightenment. The following paper aims to confront the views and attitudes of characters who represent the East and the West as well as to trace Buddhist motifs in Huxley’s novel in order to examine their role both in all aspects of Pala’s culture and in the philosophical message of „Island”. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Uznanie autorstwa-Użycie niekomercyjne-Bez utworów zależnych 3.0 Polska *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/pl/ *
dc.subject Aldous Huxley pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject Island pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject Mahayana Buddhism pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject the East and the West pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject utopian novel pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title The Role of Buddhist Philosophy in Aldous Huxley’s „Island” pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.doi 10.15584/sar.2015.12.16


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Uznanie autorstwa-Użycie niekomercyjne-Bez utworów zależnych 3.0 Polska Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Uznanie autorstwa-Użycie niekomercyjne-Bez utworów zależnych 3.0 Polska

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