‘To mean or not to mean?’ as the underlying question of Western inspired counter Enlightenment discourse in Iran

Gösken, Urs (2015). ‘To mean or not to mean?’ as the underlying question of Western inspired counter Enlightenment discourse in Iran (Unpublished). In: Gingko Library – British Institute of Persian Studies Conference on 1906 Iran Revolution and the Narratives of the Enlightenment. London. 14.-16.09.2015.

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This paper tries to highlight the role of philosophies focusing on the question of meaning in 20th century Iranian counter Enlightenment discourse, notably Martin Heidegger's impact on the Iranian intellectual scene in this regard. Many Iranian intellectuals involved in the so called 'return to self' movement that started in the early 1960s considered this particular thinker a key witness in their critical position toward Western Enlightenment thought in the form that it was championed by the 'official' discourse during the Pahlavī era (1925-1979). The paper, moreover, tries to elucidate how and why Heidegger's philosophy was often interpreted in religious terms in order to assert the meaningfulness of human being.

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 16:04

Last Modified:

15 Dec 2016 16:04

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/90269

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