The Reception of Heidegger in Iran and Its Impact on Modern Iranian Intellectual History

Gösken, Urs (2015). The Reception of Heidegger in Iran and Its Impact on Modern Iranian Intellectual History (Unpublished). In: Symposia Iranica, Second Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies. University of Cambridge. 08.-09.04.2015.

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This presentation outlines the history and the impact of Heidegger reception in Iran. A significant role in the transmission of elements of Heidegger's thought can be attributed to the French philosopher and Orientalist Henry Corbin (1903-1978) who used Heidegger's hermeneutics to analyze what he, Corbin, termed 'the Iranian-Islamic tradition'. Corbin considered Šihāb al-Dīn Suhrawardī (12th century) and Mullā Ṣadra (17th century) as thinkers constitutive of this tradition. This gave Heidegger reception in Iran a religious leaning from the outset. The first Iranian intellectual who, through Corbin, became fascinated by Heidegger's thought was the philosophy teacher Aḥmad Fardīd (1912-1994). He did a great deal to fuse Heidegger's thought with his own interpretation of Shiite religion.

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 16:05

Last Modified:

15 Dec 2016 16:05

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/90286

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