The Perception of Heidegger‘s Philosophy as Non-Reductionist by Iranian 20th Century Intellectuals

Gösken, Urs (2016). The Perception of Heidegger‘s Philosophy as Non-Reductionist by Iranian 20th Century Intellectuals (Unpublished). In: Eleventh Biennial Iranian Studies Conference. University of Vienna. 02.-05.08.2016.

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In order to formulate a counter discourse to the official discourse of the Pahlavī era that championed what could be termed as 'means-ends rationalism' or 'vulgar positivism', Iranian intellectuals since the early 1960s heavily drew on Western existentialist philosophy, notably Heidegger and Sartre, to overcome what they felt as a reduction of human being to utter meaninglessness. The paper deals with the question of what made existentialist philosophy, especially Heidegger's, appear to many Iranian intellectuals as an attractive alternative in their attempt to overcome the perceived meaninglessness of the modern subject.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Gösken, Urs

Subjects:

200 Religion > 290 Other religions
100 Philosophy
100 Philosophy > 180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
100 Philosophy > 190 Modern western philosophy
200 Religion
900 History
900 History > 950 History of Asia

Language:

English

Submitter:

Urs Gösken

Date Deposited:

15 Dec 2016 16:02

Last Modified:

15 Dec 2016 16:02

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/90149

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