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Modern Iranian PhilosophyIraj Bashiri

Modern Iranian Philosophy

From Ibn Sīnā to Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī (First Edition)
By Iraj Bashiri

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62131-783-8, 264 pages


Modern Iranian Philosophy: From Ibn Sīnā to Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī is a concise overview of developments in Iranian philosophy from ancient times to the seventeenth century, emphasizing the era beginning with Ibn Sīnā and ending with Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī.

The text places Iranian philosophy within the framework of Islamic philosophy, details the emergence of a popular theology stemming from interaction between Zoroastrianism and Islam, and addresses efforts to establish Shīʿite orthodoxy.

The book explains Mullā Ṣadrā's theory of existence and its contribution to Twelver Shīʿite orthodoxy. It explores Mullā Ṣadrā's al-Asfār, its structural makeup, and assesses the effect of Ṣadrā's theory on the Islamic Republic of Iran created by Ayatollah Khomeini.

In addition, the material offers valuable insight into contemporary events through chapters addressing the meeting of east and west.

Scholarly and sensitive, Modern Iranian Philosophy is appropriate for upper-division undergraduate courses. It can also be used in graduate level courses and as a tool for researchers.

Iraj Bashiri Iraj Bashiri holds a Ph.D. in Iranian linguistics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Bashiri is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota. He has taught numerous courses including Persian fiction and poetry, Islam and the West, contemporary Iranian society, and cultures of the Silk Road. A prolific writer, he has published works such as The Ishraqi Philosophy of Jalal-al-Din-Rumi, The Fiction of Sadeq Hedayat, Prominent Tajik Figures of the Twentieth Century, and The Samanids and the Revival of the Civilization of Iranian Peoples. Currently Dr. Bashiri is involved in research on the history of the Civil War in Tajikistan.

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