Joachim Heinrich Campe’s Robinson the Younger: Universal Moral Foundations and Intercultural Relations

  title={Joachim Heinrich Campe’s Robinson the Younger: Universal Moral Foundations and Intercultural Relations},
  author={C. Nitschke},
  journal={Humanities research},
In his adaptation of Robinson Crusoe, Campe sets out to examine the legitimacy of his contemporary social reality (in Europe in the broadest sense) by tracing its origin back to the most basic roots conceivable. The experimental character of his book is emphasised and—to an extent—explicitly introduced through the frame narrative which constitutes Campe’s most important addition to Defoe’s story: Here the emergence of the rules and routines are extensively mooted by the father (who relates… Expand
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