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Thu, 20 Feb 2020 22:42:35 GMT Religion and Thought 60 Tehran meeting to review 'Foundations of the Science of Knowledge'‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287496/tehran-meeting-to-review-foundations-of-the-science-knowledge According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Mas'oud Hosseini and released by Qoqnous Publishing will be reviewed at a session to be attended by the translator as well as experts Arash Abazari and Shervin Moghimi   Based on lectures Fichte had delivered as a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Jena, ‘Foundations of the Science of Knowledge' (Wissenschaftslehre) was first published in 1794/1795 and later reworked in various versions. The standard ‘Wissenschaftslehre’ was published in 1804, but other versions appeared posthumously.   The book is crucial in the way the thinker has grounded philosophy as - for the first time - a part of epistemology.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:08:56 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287496/tehran-meeting-to-review-foundations-of-the-science-knowledge Singapore to host International Conference on Philosophy http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/287497/singapore-to-host-international-conference-on-philosophy According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Philosophy, Critical Theory and Metaphilosophy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Philosophy, Critical Theory and Metaphilosophy.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Philosophy, Critical Theory and Metaphilosophy.   Topics of the conference are: Critical theory Critical theory as metaphilosophy Language and communication Philosophy, ideology and truth Democracy as a practical goal of critique From ideology to social facts Critique of liberalism to the dialectic of enlightenment The structural transformation of democracy Habermas on politics and discursive rationality Critical theory, pragmatic epistemology and the social sciences Critics, observers, and participants Two forms of critical theory Social inquiry as practical knowledge Pluralism and critical theory Reflexivity, perspective taking and practical verification A critical theory of globalization Democratic inquiry Transnational critical theory Social facts, normative ideals and multiperspectival theory The fact of globalization and the possibility of democracy The emerging ideal of a multiperspectival democracy The multiperspectival public sphere The critical and innovative potential of transnational interaction Critical theory and normative inquiry    Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text paper is February 13, 2021.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:59:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/287497/singapore-to-host-international-conference-on-philosophy Raymond ‎Williams' seminal book, ‘Culture and Society’ released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287288/raymond-williams-seminal-book-culture-and-society-released According to IBNA correspondent, the book which explores the development of the notion of culture in the West especially in ‎England has been jointly translated into Persian by Ali-Akbar Ma’soum-Baigi and Nastaran Mousavi and released by Nehgah Publishing.   The organizing principle of ‘Culture and Society’ is the discovery that the idea of culture, and the word itself in its general modern uses, came into English thinking in the period which we commonly describe as that of the Industrial Revolution. The book is an attempt to show how and why this happened, and to follow the idea through to our own day.   When first published, ‘Culture and Society’ was widely regarded as having overturned conventional social and historical thinking about culture. It argues that the notion of culture developed in response to the Industrial Revolution and the social and political changes it brought in its wake.   This is done through a series of studies of famous British writers and essayists, beginning with Edmund Burke and William Cobbett, also looking at William Blake, William Wordsworth, etc., and continuing as far as F. R. Leavis, George Orwell and Christopher Caudwell.   The book is still in print, in several editions. It has also been translated into many languages.   ‘Culture and Society’ in Persian has been published in 547 pages.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:54:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287288/raymond-williams-seminal-book-culture-and-society-released American missionary’s travelogue on Iran Published in Mashhad http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287150/american-missionary-s-travelogue-on-iran-published-in-mashhad According to IBNA correspondent, the book authored by a missionary for the Presbyterian board which as well as religious beliefs of Iranians, portrays the social and economic situation of Iran at that time has been translated by Navid Fazel Bakhsheshi and released by Beh-Nashr in 384 pages and 1000 copies.     In 1872, under the auspices of the American Mission Board, James Basset founded the first American mission at Tehran, Iran. Under his supervision other mission stations were founded, and in 1882 he became senior missionary and head of the Eastern Mission of Persia.   Basset wrote a volume of ‘Hymns in Persian’ (1875). He also wrote ‘A Grammatical Note on the Simnuni Dialects of the Persian’, ‘Among the Turcomans’ (1880), and ‘Persia, Eastern Mission’ (1890).       ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 08 Feb 2020 12:14:54 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287150/american-missionary-s-travelogue-on-iran-published-in-mashhad ‎‘John Stuart Mill’ on prominent English philosopher released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287151/john-stuart-mill-on-prominent-english-philosopher-released According to IBNA correspondent, the book which is from the Past Masters series published by Oxford University Press has been rendered into Persian by veteran translator Khashayar Daihimi and released by No Publishing.   "Economist, philosopher, civil servant, and politician, John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) made his mark as a liberal in Victorian society. His major works--System of Logic and Principles--as well as his famous essays--"On Liberty" and "Women"--Reveal his extraordinary skill at clarifying difficult political and philosophical problems.   Based on a detailed assessment of the influences on Mill's life, William Thomas traces the main ethical, economic, and psychological doctrines explored in his work and offers an unusual interpretation of the origins and development of Mill's philosophy."   Mill was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century", Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control.       ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 07 Feb 2020 12:03:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287151/john-stuart-mill-on-prominent-english-philosopher-released ‎‘Pink Floyd and Philosophy’ published in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286954/pink-floyd-and-philosophy-published-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the pensive songs of Pink Floyd have been the subjects of many intellectual debates. Earlier in Iran, a selection of their lyrics under the title ‘The Division Bell’ was published over twenty years ago. ‘Pink Floyd and Philosophy’ has been translated into Persian by Yaser Pour-Esmaeil.   Pink Floyd's sound and light shows in the 1960s defined psychedelia, but their later recordings combined rock, orchestral music, literature, and philosophy. ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and ‘The Wall’ ignored pop music's usual strictures to focus on themes of madness, despair, brutality, and alienation.   Here, 16 scholars set delve into the heart of Pink Floyd by examining ideas, concepts, and problems usually encountered not in a rock band's lyrics but in the pages of Heidegger, Foucault, and Sartre. These include the meaning of existence, the individual's place in society, the contradictions of art and commerce, and the blurry line between genius and madness.   The band's dynamic history allows the writers to explore controversies about intellectual property, the nature of authorship, and whether wholes, especially in the case of rock bands, are more than the sum of their parts.   ‘Pink Floyd and Philosophy: Careful with that Axiom, Eugene!’ in Persian has been released by Lega Publishing in 350 pages.     ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 06 Feb 2020 11:43:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286954/pink-floyd-and-philosophy-published-in-persian Book of the Year World Award winners named http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287137/book-of-the-year-world-award-winners-named According to IBNA correspondent, Iran’s Book of the Year World Award is an annual event held by Iran’s Book House Institute of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in two main categories, Islamic Studies and Iranian Studies which includes numerous parts and subdivisions.   The event was held as part of the ceremony of the 37th Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year Award attended by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Culture Minister Seyyed Abbas Salehi in which the foreign scholar winners from Finland, Russia, Germany and China were introduced as follows:   1. ‘Khwadaynamag the Middle Persian Book of Kings’, Jaakko Hämeen-anttila, Brill, 2018.   2. ‘The Elements of Avicenna's Physics: Greek Sources and Arabic Innovations’, Andreas Lammer , De Gruyter, 2017.   3. ‘Russia's Turn to Persia: Orientalism in Diplomacy and Intelligence’, Denis V. Volkov, Cambridge University Press, 2018.   4. ‘Studien zur Rationalitätsgeschichte im älteren Iran: Ein Beitrag zur Achsenzeitdiskussion’, Götz König, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018.   5. ‘Predication and Ontology Studies and Texts on Avicennian and Post-Avicennian Readings of Aristotle’s Categories’, Alexander Kalbarczyk, De Gruyter, 2018.     ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:01:47 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287137/book-of-the-year-world-award-winners-named IBNA hosts Book of the Year World Award winners ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286943/ibna-hosts-book-of-the-year-world-award-winners According to IBNA correspondent, the winners paid their visit before the closing ceremony of the 27th I.R. Iran's Book of the Year World Award. Jaakko Hameen-Anttila, a professor at the University of Helsinki who has carried out a prose translation of first half of Ferdowsi’s epic masterpiece ‘Shahnameh’ into Finnish is one of the winners. He has based his work on the Persian version of ‘Shahnameh’ by a noted Iranian ‘Shahnameh’ researcher Jalal Khaleqi-Motlaq.   Denis V. Volkov from Russia, the assistant professor in Middle Eastern History at the University of Manchester who has spent almost fifteen years in Iran, working in the field of interstate economic cooperation between Russia and Iran won the award for his book ‘Russia's Turn to Persia: Orientalism in Diplomacy and Intelligence’. The third scholar Alexander Kalbarczyk he has been a member of the British-German research project ‘Major issues and controversies of Arabic logic and philosophy of language’ (based at Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Cambridge) whose book ‘Predication and Ontology: Studies and Texts on Avicennian and Post-avicennian Readings of Aristotle’s Categories (Scientia Graeco-arabica)’ was the other winner.   During their visit, they were accompanied by Niknam Hosseinipour, CEO of Iran’s Book House Institute and Ahmad-Ali Heidari, Secretary of the 37th Iran's Book of the Year World Award and the 27th Iran's Book of the Year World Award.         ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:32:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286943/ibna-hosts-book-of-the-year-world-award-winners ‎‘Khwaday-Namag’ to be reviewed at Literati House http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287147/khwaday-namag-to-be-reviewed-at-literati-house According to IBNA correspondent, the event will be attended by Hameen-Anttila a professor at the University of Helsinki as well as two Iranian experts, Mahmoud Jafari Dehaghi and Ehsan Changizi who will make speech on the book.   ‘Khwaday-Namag’ (Book of Lords) was a Middle Persian history text from the Sasanian era, now lost, imagined first by Theodor Nöldeke to be the common ancestor of all later Persian-language histories of the Sasanian Empire, a view which has recently been disproven.   It was supposed to have been first translated into Arabic by Abd-Allāh Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ (d. 757 AD), who had access to Sasanian court documents. According to Nöldeke's theory, the book itself was composed first under the reign of Khosrow I Anushirvan (r. 531-579), and redacted in the reign of the last Sasanian monarch, Yazdegerd III (r. 632–651). Khwaday-Namag was the primary source of Persian book Shahnameh (Book of kings) written by Ferdowsi.   The meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 4 at 3 to 5 p.m.     ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 04 Feb 2020 14:16:32 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287147/khwaday-namag-to-be-reviewed-at-literati-house ‎'The Philosopher and the Wolf' at Iranian bookstores ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286947/the-philosopher-and-the-wolf-at-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, the book which is the best-known work by Mark Rowlands has been translated into Persian by Shahab e-Din Abbasi and released by Khazeh Publishing as a work from the series of Walking with Philosophy by this publisher.   This book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his well-traveled wolf. After acquiring Brenin as a cub, it quickly became apparent that Brenin was never to be left alone, as the consequences to Mark’s house and its contents were dire.   As a result, Brenin and Mark went everywhere together—from classroom lecture to Ireland, England, and France. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to re-evaluate his attitude to love, happiness, nature and death.   Mark Rowlands (born 1962) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, and the author of several books on the philosophy of mind, the moral status of non-human animals, and cultural criticism. His other works include 'Animal Rights' (1998), 'The Body in Mind' (1999), 'The Nature of Consciousness' (2001), 'Animals Like Us' (2002)   ‘The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness’ in Persian has been published in 136 pages.     ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 04 Feb 2020 11:50:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286947/the-philosopher-and-the-wolf-at-iranian-bookstores Book House CEO condemns Trump's anti-cultural policies http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286874/book-house-ceo-condemns-trump-s-anti-cultural-policies   According to IBNA correspondent, at that news conference which was held on Sunday, February 2, Hosseinipour referred to the statements made by the U.S. President Donald Trump and his tweets about attacking cultural centers in Iran saying that some Iranian libraries are more dated than the United States which proves the long standing roots of Iranian civilization and culture.   “Like a phoenix which is cyclically born again, Iranian culture and civilization have always revived and no one can rival or challenge them since our culture has regenerated in the course of history and Iranians have always honored it,” he said.     He condemned the act of book burning throughout the world and referred to the burning of Quran as an anti-cultural action against a book which is holy for Iranians and other Muslims. Hosseinipour also stressed that the burning of 'Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine' which was done by some persons with political intentions in Iran is not also defendable.   Elsewhere in his remarks, CEO of Iran's Book House Institute elaborated on the process of holding the 37th Islamic Republic of Iran's Book of the Year Award.   “In the last 36 editions of this event over 300,157 titles of books have been evaluated by the juries and among them 1642 works have been selected as the best or honored in various fields of religion, practical sciences, social sciences, history and geography, philosophy, psychology, special sciences, children books and general books.”    On the books judged at the 37th Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year Award, Hosseinipour said: "In this edition, 13 works have been selected as the best and 41 works will be honored by the jury panel."   "We will also have six winners of the 27th Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year World Award including from Finland, Russia, Germany and China," he added.   The closing ceremony of the 37th Iran’s Book of the Year Award is scheduled for February 5 at 5 -7 p.m. at Vahdat Hall in Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will possibly attend the event.   The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year World Award is an annual event held by Iran’s Book House Institute of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in two main topics, Islamic Studies and Iranian Studies which includes numerous parts and subdivisions, some of which are as follows:   A) Islamic Studies: History of Islam, Islamic Civilization, Quranic and Hadith Studies, Islamic Theology & Philosophy, Islamic Mysticism, Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, Translation of Classic Islamic Texts, Islamic Economics, Contemporary Islamic Studies, Islamic Arts & Architecture, History of Science, etc.   Books to be considered can be in any language, while need to be on either Islamic Studies or Iranian Studies. They also have to be published (in their first edition) outside of Iran.   B) Iranian Studies: History of Iran, Iranian Languages, Iranian Geography, Ancient Iranian Religions Civilization & History, Persian Literature, Iranian Arts & Architecture, History of Science in Iran, Iranian Anthropology, Translation of Great Iranian works, etc.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 03 Feb 2020 12:54:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286874/book-house-ceo-condemns-trump-s-anti-cultural-policies Dubai to host International Conference on Philosophy of Race ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/287140/dubai-to-host-international-conference-on-philosophy-of-race According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Philosophy of Race and Racial Injustice aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Philosophy of Race and Racial Injustice.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Philosophy of Race and Racial Injustice   Topics of the conference include:   Racial injustice and privilege Aesthetics and Race Critical Race Theory Cosmopolitanism Epistemologies of Ignorance Implicit Bias Intersectionality Phenomenology of Race Race and Class Race and Culture Race and Ethnicity Race and Gender Race and IQ Race and Science Whiteness   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text papers is February 13, 2021.       ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:00:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/287140/dubai-to-host-international-conference-on-philosophy-of-race Montaigne's 'Essays' published in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286658/montaigne-s-essays-published-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the work which describes real human with his all paradoxes, complexities and constant changes has been rendered into Persian by the veteran Iranian translator Ahmad Sami'ei Gilani and released by Niloufar Publishing.   In 1572 Montaigne, one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'Essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books contained in his library and from his own experience.   In this work, he discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. But, above all, Montaigne studied himself as a way of drawing out his own inner nature and that of men and women in general.   The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature and provide an engaging insight into a wise Renaissance mind, continuing to give pleasure and enlightenment to modern readers.   Montaigne is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with intellectual insight. ‘Essays’ contains some of the most influential essays ever written.   ‘Essays’ in Persian has  been published in 231 pages.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:10:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286658/montaigne-s-essays-published-in-persian International Festival of I'tikaf due in Qom http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286637/international-festival-of-i-tikaf-due-in-qom According to IBNA correspondent, the festival aims to preserve the culture of I'tikaf (religious seclusion) through arts, promote it in the Iranian society, and improve the religious culture and morals.   Reviving the true Islamic traditions by drawing on the model of  I'tikaf and support it in a bid to provide to ground for the artist to create spiritual works is among the other objectives of the event.   The scientific section of the festival will feature books, articles and university dissertations. The literary section will include poetry, fiction, diary and literary pieces. The art section will feature short films, screenplays, documentary films and photographs.   Call for the 6th International Scientific-Cultural Festival of I'tikaf was issued in August 2019 and deadline for submitting works to the secretariat of the event is February 19.   For more information the interested persons may call 98 25 32910338.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:03:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286637/international-festival-of-i-tikaf-due-in-qom ‎"Night of Shayegan and India Study" due‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286627/night-of-shayegan-and-india-study-due   According to IBNA correspondent, the event is held on the occasion of the 85th birthday anniversary of the late Iranian philosopher and ‎author Dariush Shayegan by Bukhara Magazine in cooperation with the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia and Farzan-e Rooz Publishing.   In this program, Iranian experts Kazem Mousavi Bojnourdi, Fathollah Mojtaba'ee, Nayer Tahouri, Mohammad-Mansour Hashemi and Ali Dehbashi will make speech on the  background of Shayegan studies and his works on philosophy, religions and cultural currents in the history of India.     Over half a century ago Shayegan authored the book 'The Religions and Philosophical Schools of India' which is still one of the key sources in this field.   Shyegan is considered a noted thinker whose ideas in his works on comparative philosophy are ‎reputed particularly in France. He studied in Sorbonne University in Paris under Henry ‎Corbin, and carried out several extensive researches on Persian mysticism and mystic ‎poetry.   He has written many pioneering works on the epistemological specificities of eastern and western cultures and the possibility of dialogue between them.   "Night of Shayegan and India Study" is scheduled for today at 5 p.m.       ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 25 Jan 2020 12:44:36 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286627/night-of-shayegan-and-india-study-due Istanbul to host Int'l Conference on Sociology, Islam ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/286652/istanbul-to-host-int-l-conference-on-sociology-islam According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from Waset.org,  International Conference on Sociology, Islam and Civil Islam aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Sociology, Islam and Civil Islam.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Sociology, Islam and Civil Islam.   Topics of the conference include: Sociology of Islam Principles Islam, economy and politics Globalization and Islam Islam and moral economy Islamic political tradition Neo-liberalism and Islamic activism From Islamism to Post-Islamism The multicultural ummah Religious field of Islam Modernization and globalization Reformist views on Islam and secularism Civil Islam Muslim society in the west Indigenous and immigrant faces of Islam Muslim converts and islamophobia Reflections on economic life and religiosity in a minority context Religious equality Islam and Muslim societies Religion–state relations   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text Paper is November 15, 2021.         ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 25 Jan 2020 12:03:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/286652/istanbul-to-host-int-l-conference-on-sociology-islam Münster University to launch Iranology course http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286324/münster-university-to-launch-iranology-course According to IBNA correspondent, in the meeting, Palestinian-Austrian sociologist and Islamic ‎theologian Mouhanad Khorchide (PhD) informed Iranian cultural attaché to Berlin Hamid Mohammadi of the activities of the Islamic Studies Center.    ‎ He said that the center is the biggest of its own in German and has 900 students among them 30 are studying in PhD level and higher.   He added that the center is recruiting University instructors for Shia study course which is scheduled to be opened in 2021.   Mohammadi for his part expressed readiness to establish ties between Iranian universities and the University of Münster. He also referred to the background of relations between Iranian cultural attaché office and the German university saying that the cooperation between them will develop research and scholarly programs in the Islamic studies center of Münster University.   With more than 43,000 students and over 120 fields of study in 15 departments, it is Germany's fifth largest university and one of the foremost centers of German intellectual life.   The university offers a wide range of subjects across the sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Several courses are also taught in English, including PhD programs as well as postgraduate courses in geoinformatics, geospational technologies or information systems.         ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:51:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286324/münster-university-to-launch-iranology-course ‎'Ancient Religions' available to Iranian readers http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286323/ancient-religions-available-to-iranian-readers According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Javad Firouzi, a member of the Theology Faculty of Semnan University who has also authored the book ‘An Introduction to Religious Studies’.   'Ancient Religions' argues that religious beliefs and practices, which permeated all aspects of life in antiquity, traveled well-worn routes throughout the Mediterranean: itinerant charismatic practitioners journeying from place to place peddled their skills as healers, purifiers, cursers, and initiators; and vessels decorated with illustrations of myths traveled with them.   New gods encountered in foreign lands by merchants and conquerors were sometimes taken home to be adapted and adopted. This collection of essays by a distinguished international group of scholars, drawn from the groundbreaking reference work Religion in the Ancient World, offers an expansive, comparative perspective on this complex spiritual world.   Sarah Iles Johnston is primarily known for her contribution to Classics, and in particular her research into Ancient Greek beliefs about what happened after death and how the dead and the living could interact, magic, divination and myths. Especially in her later work, she includes comparisons between ancient Greek ideas and practices and those of other cultures, both Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean.   Johnston holds professorships in Ohio State's Departments of Classics and of Comparative Studies. She also was the founding director of the Center For the Study of Religion at Ohio State (2006–2010).   'Ancient Religions' in Persian has been released by Tamdon-e Elmi Publishing in 1062 pages.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:08:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286323/ancient-religions-available-to-iranian-readers Warsaw to host Int’l Conference of Hegel and Freedom http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/286394/warsaw-to-host-int-l-conference-of-hegel-and-freedom According to IBNA correspondent quoting from philevents.org , although at first glance the topic of the conference might appeal mainly to those researchers who deal with Hegel's practical philosophy (his legal and political theory, political and social philosophy, and aesthetics), it is aimed at Hegel’s entire oeuvre.   Therefore, the event welcomes presentations which take up various aspects of Hegel’s understanding of freedom both in his practical and theoretical philosophy. We put important questions up for debate: How is, generally, the relation between freedom and thinking to be understood?   What role does the moment of freedom play in the structure of Hegelian logic? What constitutes the freedom of spirit, which seems to function as the inner motor of the successive forms of consciousness and knowledge inside The Phenomenology of Spirit? Is there freedom in nature – the “Other“ of spirit – or is it only in the sphere of culture and Bildung, as its very own element?   These and the other questions outline the broad fields of the forms of freedom that are revealed in Hegel's complex work.   Topic areas include:   History of Western Philosophy Epistemology Metaphysics Philosophy of Action Philosophy of Language Philosophy of Religion Philosophy of Social Science Aesthetics Philosophy of Law Social and Political Philosophy   Deadline for Submitting articles to the event is January 31, 2020     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:13:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/286394/warsaw-to-host-int-l-conference-of-hegel-and-freedom China to host 3rd Book of the Year Regional Award http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/285972/china-to-host-3rd-book-of-the-year-regional-award Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Ahmad-Ali Haidari, Secretary of Iran's Book of the Year World Award said on the issue: "Regarding the fact that over to and universities in China are engaged in teaching Persian language and literature, we decided that China is a suitable candidate for hosting the 3rd Book of the Year Regional Award.”   "It is predicted that the event would take place in autumn and if Chinese cultural officials are interested, the event can be held concurrent with Beijing International Fair slated for early October," he said.   "The improvement of teaching Persian language and literature in China is considerable and we are witnessing Iranian culture studies are developing. We are going to establish a secretariat to observe such studies and encourage them," Haidari added.                         ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 12 Jan 2020 12:07:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/285972/china-to-host-3rd-book-of-the-year-regional-award IBHI ready to launch Iran, India book database http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/285863/ibhi-ready-to-launch-iran-india-book-database According to IBNA correspondent, at a meeting with authors in India's National Academy of Letters Hosseinipour who has traveled to India to attend the Second Regional Award of Iran's Book of the Year Award said at the event: "During the five days that I'm here, I feel that we two nations were born from the same mother and are dependent on each other."   He stated that we all are tasked with safeguarding our cultural heritage through producing books and transferring our knowledge. After the victory of Iranian revolution over 1500 books on the subjects of India, Indian studies, Indian philosophy and poetry have been released by top Iranian publishers, but is it also true about books on Iran published in India?   Hosseinipour added: “In our modern time, we need more cultural bridges to be made between the two countries. There is a great knowledge of preserving cultural heritages and manuscripts in Indian libraries, however, we should update and promote such knowledge in the information age. I suppose we need to launch a reviving movement to serve the cultural heritages of the two countries.   Ending his speech, CEO of Iran's Book House Institute invited Indian writers to Iran for further meetings and discussions on this issue.   Hosseinipour is paying his visit to India accompanied by Deputy of Iran's Culture Minister and Islamic Guidance for Cultural Affairs Mohsen Javadi and Secretary of Iran's Book of the Year World Award Ahmad-Ali Haidari.     ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 09 Jan 2020 11:01:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/285863/ibhi-ready-to-launch-iran-india-book-database Iran's Deputy Culture Minister meets Indian authors http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/285856/iran-s-deputy-culture-minister-meets-indian-authors According to IBNA correspondent Javadi who has traveled to India at the helm of a delegation which also includes CEO of Iran's Book House Institute (IBHI) Niknam Hosseinipour will attend the closing ceremony of the Second Regional Award of Iran's Book of the Year Award.   Secretary of Iran's Book of the Year World Award Ahmad-Ali Heidari are also accompanying the two cultural officials in their travel.   They will visit India's National Academy of Letters as well, where Javadi is is scheduled to make a speech and meet Indian authors today.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:21:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/285856/iran-s-deputy-culture-minister-meets-indian-authors ‎'The Guide for the Perplexed' by Maimonides to be reviewed‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/285979/the-guide-for-the-perplexed-by-maimonides-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, 'The Guide for the Perplexed' ‎ which has been translated into Persian by Naser Abbaspour is one of the three major works of Moshe ben Maimon. This work seeks to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy with Hebrew Bible theology, by finding rational explanations for many events in the text.   'The Guide for the Perplexed' ‎is one of the three major works of Moshe ben Maimon, primarily known either as Maimonides. This work seeks to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy with Hebrew Bible theology, by finding rational explanations for many events in the text.   The Tehran meeting will be attended by the Persian translator as well as experts Reza Akbari and Mohammad-Javad Esmaeili to make speech about the Jewish Egyptian philosopher.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 06 Jan 2020 11:32:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/285979/the-guide-for-the-perplexed-by-maimonides-to-be-reviewed Belgium to host conference on Kant http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/285976/belgium-to-host-conference-on-kant According to IBNA correspondent quoting from philevents.org the event is scheduled for May 28, 2020 - May 29, 2020, the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Leuven invites submissions for the yearly Leuven Kant Conference. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Kant’s philosophy. The conference aims at stimulating fruitful exchanges between established scholars, young researchers, and PhD students.   Kant is widely recognized as one of the most important figures in the history of modern philosophy. Dealing with almost all areas of research, including metaphysics, epistemology, the natural sciences, mathematics, ethics, aesthetics, theology, history, anthropology, and politics, his works have had a great impact on developments within and outside philosophy in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.   The Leuven Kant Conference singles out neither a specific topic, nor a specific part of Kant’s oeuvre, nor a specific approach to it, but aims to provide a platform that enhances the exchanges and debates between (junior and senior) researchers from all over the world.   Abstracts (no more than 500 words) should be sent in word format, as attachment, to leuvenkantconference@kuleuven.be. Submission deadline is January 10, 2020.         ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 30 Dec 2019 15:04:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/285976/belgium-to-host-conference-on-kant ‎"Heidegger and Social Sciences" to be discussed in Tehran‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/285452/heidegger-and-social-sciences-to-be-discussed-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, the social sciences department of Tehran University will hold the fourth program from the series of philosophy and social sciences in which the book 'Transcendental Eternity, the Research on the Fundamental Ontology of Heidegger' by the Iranian author Ahmad Rajabi will also be unveiled.   This series of programs aim to explore the grounds, principles and philosophical presumptions of social sciences.   A seminal thinker in the Continental tradition of philosophy, Martin Heidegger is best known for contributions to phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism.   Several of his books such as Being and Time, ‘The Question Concerning Technology’ and 'The Origin of the Work of Art' as well as several others on his ideas and work have already been translated into Persian.    ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 29 Dec 2019 12:11:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/285452/heidegger-and-social-sciences-to-be-discussed-in-tehran ‎'Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers' published in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/285237/philosophy-of-language-the-key-thinkers-published-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the book which also contains interpretations and commentaries on the ideas of the philosophers of the language has been translated into Persian by Mohammad Zandi and released by Neviseh Parsi Publishing.   Philosophers have raised and struggled with questions relating to human language for more than 2000 years. 'Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers' offers a historical overview of this fascinating field. Thirteen specially commissioned essays introduce and explore the contributions of those philosophers who have shaped the subject and the central issues and arguments therein.   Philosophical questions relating to language have been subjected to particularly intense scrutiny since the work of Gottlob Frege in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book concentrates on the development of philosophical views on language over the last 130 years, offering coverage of all the leading thinkers in the field including Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Austin, Quine, Chomsky, Grice, Davidson, Dummett and Kripke.   The book demonstrates how the ideas and arguments of these key thinkers have contributed to our understanding of the theoretical account of language use and its central concepts. Ideal for undergraduate students, the book lays the necessary foundations for a complete and thorough understanding of this fascinating subject.   ‎'Philosophy of Language: The Key Thinkers' ‎in Persian has been published in 474 pages and 300 copies.       ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 20 Dec 2019 11:51:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/285237/philosophy-of-language-the-key-thinkers-published-in-persian Bartold's birthday anniversary to be commemorated in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/285038/bartold-s-birthday-anniversary-to-be-commemorated-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations department of Iran's National Library and Archives Organization, the commemoration ceremony will be held at the Research Center of the organization on Tuesday at 3 to 5 p.m.   Iranian experts Seyed Sadegh Sajjadi, Mansour Shaftgol, Gholam-Reza Amirkhani and Goodarz Rashtiani will make speech in the event.   Vasily Vladimirovich Bartold was a Russian Empire and Soviet historian of German descent who specialized in the history of Islam and the Turkic peoples (Turkology).   The work of this academician was criticized in the Soviet era because of his non-Marxist orientation, but has been rediscovered since the end of the USSR both in Russia and in Western countries. He has been recognized as a leading figure in Iranology and Turkish studies.   Most of his writings were translated in English, Arabic, and Persian. Bartold's collected works were reprinted in 9 volumes between 1963 and 1977, and whilst Soviet editors added footnotes deploring his 'bourgeois' attitudes, his prestige was such that the text was left uncensored, despite not conforming to a Marxist interpretation of history. Some of his works have been reprinted more recently in Moscow.       ‎   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 15 Dec 2019 12:52:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/285038/bartold-s-birthday-anniversary-to-be-commemorated-in-tehran ‎‘The A to Z of Existentialism’ to be reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284645/the-a-to-z-of-existentialism-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, the meeting is from the series of the weekly programs of Tehran’s Book City in which ‘The A to Z of Existentialism’ translated into Persian by Arastou Milani and released by Parseh Translation and Publication Agency.   Iranian experts Hamideh Bahraini, Isa Amnkhani as well as the translator of the book will attend the session scheduled for Tuesday at 4:30 to discuss the book which explains the central claims of existentialist philosophy and the contexts in which it developed into one of the most influential intellectual trends of the 20th century.   This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and more than 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries offering clear, accessible accounts of the life and thought of major existentialists like Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers, Gabriel Marcel, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, as well as thinkers influential to its development such as Wilhelm Dilthey, Henri Bergson, Edmund Husserl, and Max Scheler. This book affords readers an integrated, critical, and historically-sensitive understanding of this important philosophical movement.   The author of ‘The A to Z of Existentialism’ Stephen Michelman is associate professor of philosophy at Wofford College where he teaches classes in 19th-century philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, philosophy of art, and philosophy of human nature.     ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:16:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284645/the-a-to-z-of-existentialism-be-reviewed ‎‘Philosophy Hacks’ offers a shortcut to philosophical theories http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284642/philosophy-hacks-offers-a-shortcut-to-philosophical-theories According to IBNA correspondent, the book, with the complete title ‘Philosophy Hacks, 100 Clever Ways to Help You Understand and Remember the Most Important Theories’ has been translated by Shahab al-Din Abbasi and released by Mazyar Publishing.   The book helps the reader to discover the simple way to understand and remember the most groundbreaking concepts in 3,000 years of philosophical thought. Each idea is broken down into three stages:   1/ The helicopter view, which gives you an introduction to the idea, and some context around it.   2/ The shortcut, which gives you the core elements of the theory, along with a range of examples that everyone can understand.   3/ The hack, which is a one-liner designed to stick in your memory and give you an instant grasp of the concept.   From Pascal's Wager to Kant's categorical imperative, and from Camus's Existential Nihilism to Arendt's Banality of Evil, there are 100 concepts explained.   ‘Philosophy Hacks’ introduces a new way to learn about the most important philosophical ideas and concepts in a way that makes them easy to recall even months after reading the book.   Robert Arp (PhD) is the author or editor of more than three dozen books and close to 100 articles in philosophy and other areas of the humanities. He works for the United States Department of Defense as an analyst by day, while teaching philosophy and humanities courses to graduate students and undergraduate students in the evening and online.   Martin Cohen is an author, editor and educationalist who has written many books in philosophy and social science including the bestsellers, 101 Philosophy Problems (Routledge) and Wittgenstein's Beetle (Blackwell), both widely translated, as well as two reference works for the Dummies series.       ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 12 Dec 2019 10:59:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284642/philosophy-hacks-offers-a-shortcut-to-philosophical-theories ‎'Constructive Dialogues on Religion and Democracy' published in Kyrgyzstan‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284636/constructive-dialogues-on-religion-and-democracy-published-in-kyrgyzstan According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been published by the Foundation for the Development of Spiritual Culture of Faith in cooperation with International Alert Institute and financial support of European Union.   Published in 113 pages, 'Constructive Dialogues on Religion and Democracy' considers issues such as Real and Imaginary Islamophobia in Bishkek; Reasons and Types of Islamophobia; The Concept of Bishkek People of Islam; Views of Faithful Kyrgyz Muslims on the Situation of Islam in Their Country; National Kyrgyz Values as an Identity Maker Element, State and Official Languages; Rites and Customs which Have United the People of Kyrgyzstan; and so forth.            ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:44:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284636/constructive-dialogues-on-religion-and-democracy-published-in-kyrgyzstan Farabi, Attar in National Commission of UNESCO commemoration list http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/284622/farabi-attar-in-national-commission-of-unesco-commemoration-list According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Iran's National Commission of UNESCO, Hojjatollah Ayoubi referred to the honoring ceremony of Iranian philosopher and mystic Shahab ad-Din Suhrawardi and 1750th anniversary of the foundation of Jondi-Shapour (Gundeshapur) University among the plans of the commission saying that any other year, all countries may introduce two of their prominent figures whose date of birth and death is a coefficient of 50 to UNESCO and hold commemoration ceremonies for them.   He added that after considerations by experts two prominent figures, the philosopher, cosmologist, mathematician and music scholar Abu Nasr Farabi and poet, mystic, theoretician of Sufism, hagiographer and pharmacist Attar Neishaburi were selected to be commemorated.   Saying that these luminaries define the identity of the region, Ayyoubi stressed that various programs have been intended to be held in their honor.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:08:11 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/284622/farabi-attar-in-national-commission-of-unesco-commemoration-list Hegel’s ‘The Jena System, 1804-5’ in Persian to be reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284491/hegel-s-the-jena-system-1804-5-in-persian-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Seyyed Hossein Sajjadi who will attend the book review session accompanied by experts Maysam Khosh-Sefid and Mohammad-Mahdi Ardebili.     As he worked on the Jena system, Hegel's understanding of the nature of logic and its connection with metaphysics underwent changes crucial to his later system. As a result, logic acquired a new and expanded significance for him.   ‘The Jena System, 1804-5: Logic and Metaphysics’ is thus the key to an understanding of the works of Hegel's maturity, and to their relation to the major works of Schelling and Fichte that preceded them.   The session is from this series of weekly programs of the Cultural Center of Tehran’s Book City which is a scheduled for 4:30 p.m.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 08 Dec 2019 11:44:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284491/hegel-s-the-jena-system-1804-5-in-persian-to-be-reviewed Alain de Botton's 'Status Anxiety' highlights a modern social problem ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284542/alain-de-botton-s-status-anxiety-highlights-a-modern-social-problem According to IBNA correspondent, 'Status Anxiety' has been translated by Shaqayeq Nazarzadeh and released by Farmehr Publishing discusses a mental burden which may destroy a major part of a person’s life in the societies of the 21st century. Status Anxiety is a contemporary phenomenon which is a result of capitalism, democracy, and an ostensibly egalitarian society, and is prevalent in countries where an inequality in income is evident.   Status Anxiety can be defined as the constant tension or fear of being perceived as "unsuccessful" by the society in materialistic terms. It was coined by the Swiss-born British philosopher and author Alain de Botton in his book "Status Anxiety".   Today, every individual constantly tries to outsmart the others to climb up the social ladder. The effects of status anxiety can be impulse buying, status consumption etc. Meritocracy is a primary cause of status anxiety. Meritocracy is a society that believes that only the talented and the meritorious will end up at the top of the social ladder. Snobbery, envy, lovelessness are some other causes of status anxiety.   De Botton first noticed this phenomenon among the wealthy families of America. The Americans had a lavish lifestyle and most of it was just to make the "neighbours" envious. America had also witnessed the trend of "Famous for being famous".   Botton even met the American motivational speaker Les Brown to know how motivational speaking works. He concluded that motivational speakers conducted their speeches to induce status anxiety among individuals. Motivational speaking is based on the fact that "No one is living up to their true potential and everyone has scope for improvement. De Botton challenged this and asked "What about those who want to achieve but lack the opportunities to do so?" 'Status Anxiety' incursion has been published in 248 pages and 550 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 08 Dec 2019 11:11:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284542/alain-de-botton-s-status-anxiety-highlights-a-modern-social-problem Marx and the Problem of Social Sciences in Iran to be discussed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284544/marx-and-the-problem-of-social-sciences-in-iran-to-be-discussed According to IBNA correspondent, a faculty member of the Research Center of Humanities and Cultural Studies will deliver a lecture in the meeting which is slated for Monday at 4 to 6 p.m.   Like many other countries, the ideas of Karl Marx, German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary have been influential in various fields of studies, political tendencies and even art study and criticism. Several of his books have also been translated into Persian such as: ‘Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844’; ‘Capital, Volume I’ (Das Kapital), 1867; ‘Grundrisse’, 1857, ‘Capital, Volume II’ (posthumously published by Engels), 1885.        ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 08 Dec 2019 10:22:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284544/marx-and-the-problem-of-social-sciences-in-iran-to-be-discussed Sydney to host International Conference on Hegel and German Idealism http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/284661/sydney-to-host-international-conference-on-hegel-and-german-idealism According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Hegel and German Idealism aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Hegel and German Idealism.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Hegel and German Idealism.   Topics of the conference include:    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel     Life, work, and influence of Hegel     Hegel's social and political philosophy     Hegel’s philosophy     German idealism tradition     Traditional metaphysical view of Hegel’s philosophy     Post-Kantian view of Hegel     The revised metaphysical view of Hegel     Hegel’s published works     Phenomenology of spirit     Science of logic     Hegel’s encyclopedic system and its expansions     Philosophy of nature     Philosophy of subjective and objective spirit     Philosophy of absolute spirit     Secondary literature     Aesthetics and religion in Hegel’s philosophy     The family     Civil society     The state     Constitutional law     International law     World history   Deadline for sending abstracts/full-text Paper is December 30, 2019.       ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:56:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/284661/sydney-to-host-international-conference-on-hegel-and-german-idealism Iranian critics to review ‘The Theological Origins of Modernity’‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284490/iranian-critics-to-review-the-theological-origins-of-modernity According to IBNA correspondent, but this program which is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Iranian experts Davoud Firhi, Shervin Moghimi and Zaniar Ebrahimi will make speech.   Exposing the religious roots of our ostensibly godless age, Michael Allen Gillespie reveals in ‘The Theological Origins of Modernity’ that modernity is much less secular than conventional wisdom suggests.   Taking as his starting point the collapse of the medieval world, Gillespie argues that from the very beginning moderns sought not to eliminate religion but to support a new view of religion and its place in human life.   He goes on to explore the ideas of such figures as William of Ockham, Petrarch, Erasmus, Luther, Descartes, and Hobbes, showing that modernity is best understood as a series of attempts to formulate a new and coherent metaphysics or theology.   “Bringing the history of political thought up to date and situating it against the backdrop of contemporary events, Gillespie’s analyses provide us a way to begin to have conversations with the Islamic world about what is perhaps the central question within each of the three monotheistic religions: if God is omnipotent, then what is the place of human freedom?”   ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 07 Dec 2019 12:08:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284490/iranian-critics-to-review-the-theological-origins-of-modernity Session on Quranic Studies in Turkey and Germany due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284489/session-on-quranic-studies-in-turkey-and-germany-due According to IBNA correspondent, the program is held by the Research Center of Quranic Studies in cooperation with the Iranian Society of Quranic Studies and Islamic Culture.   A number of Iranian experts including Forough Parsa, Zahra Mohagheghian, Ghasem Darzi and Mohammad Tabataei will make speech.   The event will take place at 2 to 4 p.m.               ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 01 Dec 2019 14:09:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284489/session-on-quranic-studies-in-turkey-and-germany-due International Conference of Woman’s Place in Iranian-Islamic Civilization ‎due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/284483/international-conference-of-woman-s-place-in-iranian-islamic-civilization-due According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Iranian Studies Foundation, the conference will consider the role of women in the center of family as well as their social responsibilities. Islam has given attention to the status of women by introducing role models from the early Islam including Fatemeh (S), Khadigeh (S), and Zainab (S). Moreover, the significant subject is the status of women in ancient Iran who even played governmental roles and issued orders in such regards.   However, in terms of having equal rights and finding their true status based on their potentials and abilities, there are ways which should still be paved by women.   The conference which will be held on the occasion of birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh (S) tries to observe some problems which contemporary women particularly in Iran have to cope with them including sexual discrimination and women and futurology in the fields of science and technology in the Islamic and Western countries.   The conference is centered on three main subjects: Status of Women in Creation and Genesis; the Role of Women in Social and Economic Fields; Women and Futurology in Science and Technology in Islamic and Western Countries   Deadline for submitting abstract articles to the secretariat of the conference is January 5 and full papers should be submitted by February 4.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 01 Dec 2019 13:27:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/284483/international-conference-of-woman-s-place-in-iranian-islamic-civilization-due ‎‘Understanding Poststructuralism’ focuses on key contemporary French ‎philosophers works http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284323/understanding-poststructuralism-focuses-on-key-contemporary-french-philosophers-works According to IBNA correspondent, Understanding Poststructuralism (Understanding Movements in Modern Thought) has been translated into Persian by Seyyed Mohammad Javad Seyyedi and released by Nimaj Publishing in Tehran.   Understanding Poststructuralism presents a guide to some of the most exciting and controversial ideas in contemporary thought. This is the first introduction to poststructuralism through its major theorists - Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Lyotard, Kristeva - and their central texts.   Each chapter takes the reader through a key text, providing detailed summaries of the main points of each and a critical and detailed analysis of their central arguments. Ideas are clearly explained in terms of their value to both critical thinking and to contemporary issues. Criticisms of poststructuralism are also assessed.   The aim throughout is to illuminate the main methods of poststructuralism - deconstruction, libidinal economics, genealogy and transcendental empiricism - in context. A balanced and up-to-date assessment of poststructuralism, the book presents the ideal introduction to this most revolutionary of philosophies.   ‘Understanding Poststructuralism’ in Persian has been published 264 pages and 500 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 01 Dec 2019 12:04:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/284323/understanding-poststructuralism-focuses-on-key-contemporary-french-philosophers-works Barcelona to host International Conference on Analytic Philosophy and ‎Mind http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283239/barcelona-to-host-international-conference-on-analytic-philosophy-and-mind According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Analytic Philosophy and Mind aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Analytic Philosophy and Mind.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Analytic Philosophy and Mind.   Topics of the conference include:     Analytic philosophy     History     Relation to continental philosophy     Ideal language analysis     Logical positivism     Ordinary-language analysis     Contemporary analytic philosophy     Philosophy of mind and cognitive science     The Revolution of Moore and Russell     Russell and the early Wittgenstein     Logical positivism and the Vienna Circle     The 1960s and after     The demise of linguistic philosophy     The Renaissance in metaphysics     Ideal language and logical atomism     Ethics in analytic philosophy     Normative ethics     Meta-ethics     Applied ethics     Analytic philosophy of religion     Political philosophy     Liberalism     Analytical Marxism     Communitarianism     Analytic metaphysics     Philosophy of language     Philosophy of science     Epistemology     Aesthetics Deadline for submitting abstract/full-text paper is November 14, 2019.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:55:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283239/barcelona-to-host-international-conference-on-analytic-philosophy-and-mind Nevzat Tarhan’s ‘Rumi Therapy’ rendered into Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283157/nevzat-tarhan-s-rumi-therapy-rendered-into-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by fatemeh Haidari and released by Paikan Publishing, considers ‘Masnavi’ of Rumi from the view of modern psychology. It comprises a prologue, three main parts and an epilogue.   Mankind is rediscovering Rumi. His universal teachings are just as relevant as they were when he wrote them... All of us have much to learn from 13th century poet and scholar. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan Turkish medical scientist, psychiatrist and neuropsychology expert explains how the wisdom inherent in Rumi's work, ‘Masnavi’, can be the cure we need for our souls and our psychological wellbeing.   Tarhan explains that we must take living wisdom of Rumi as a guide as we navigate our daily lives. He read ‘Masnavi’ as a work that treats our hearts and pysches in a manner that is a work that is now accepted by modern psychology. Tarhan's interpretive methods enable us to raise our awareness and see the truth within ourselves.    "Rumi will be the one who will show us the way as we transition from the information age to the age of wisdom. He affects the codes within our spiritual programming, activating tenderness within us."  ‘Rumi Therapy’ in Persian has been published in 440 pages and 550 copies.       ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:58:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283157/nevzat-tarhan-s-rumi-therapy-rendered-into-persian ‎“Night of Mowlana Rumi Ideas” due in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283238/night-of-mowlana-rumi-ideas-due-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, Bukhara Magazine in cooperation with Soroush Mowlana Institute and Iran's National Library will hold the program in which Mostafa Malekian will give a speech titled "Mowlana's Notion of God" and the other Iranian expert Amir Akrami will deliver a speech on "Blesphemy and Faith from the View of Mowlana".   Another Part of the program which will kick off on 5 p.m. features a music performance by Abdollah Abdi who will sing lyrics fro Masnavi-e Manavi accompanied by Tanbour, an Iranian traditional instrument.              ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 10 Nov 2019 15:09:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283238/night-of-mowlana-rumi-ideas-due-in-tehran ‎‘The Burnout Society’ focuses on modern man turmoil http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282976/the-burnout-society-focuses-on-modern-man-turmoil According to IBNA correspondent, ‘The Burnout Society’ which reveals that how freedom and obligation in modern societies coexist has been translated into Persian by Ali Ferdowsi and released by Payan Publishing.      Our competitive, service-oriented societies are taking a toll on the late-modern individual. Rather than improving life, multitasking, "user-friendly" technology, and the culture of convenience are producing disorders that range from depression to attention deficit disorder to borderline personality disorder.   Byung-Chul Han interprets the spreading malaise as an inability to manage negative experiences in an age characterized by excessive positivity and the universal availability of people and goods. Stress and exhaustion are not just personal experiences, but social and historical phenomena as well.   Denouncing a world in which every against-the-grain response can lead to further disempowerment, he draws on literature, philosophy, and the social and natural sciences to explore the stakes of sacrificing intermittent intellectual reflection for constant neural connection.   Byung-Chul Han is a South Korean-born German philosopher, cultural theorist. He was professor at the Berlin University of the Arts and is still occasionally giving courses there.   Much of Han's writing is characterized by an underlying concern with the situation encountered by human subjects in the fast-paced, technologically-driven state of late capitalism.   The situation is explored in its various facets through his books: sexuality, mental health (particularly burnout, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), violence, freedom, technology, and popular culture.   ‘The Burnout Society’ in Persian has been published in 98 pages and 1000 copies. ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:05:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282976/the-burnout-society-focuses-on-modern-man-turmoil Digital book ‘Islam and Muslims’ released in Germany http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282941/digital-book-islam-and-muslims-released-in-germany According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been compiled by experts in 228 pages features statistics, facts and key information about the Islamic world.   In recent years, many questions have been raised about the global religion of Islam, Muslims, Islamism and Islam phobia in Germany. ‘Islam and Muslims’ attempts to answer these questions.   Media Services for Integration provides information about immigrants, refugees and the issue of integration to be published in media. It has tried to collect significant data about the Muslims of the world and Europe.   The principles of the religion, history of Islam, the emergence of mosques, ban on wearing scarf and Borqa’, Islamic extremist groups, the list of Islamic associations and organization, the predictions of experts about the future condition of Muslims in Germany and Europe are among the chapters of this book.   For reading the bok ‘Islam and Muslims’ visit: https://mediendienst-integration.de/fileadmin/Dateien/MDI_HBI_Neuauflage_Oktober_2019.pdf       ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:08:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282941/digital-book-islam-and-muslims-released-in-germany Call for Int’l Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion issued http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283166/call-for-int-l-conference-on-contemporary-philosophy-of-religion-issued According to IBNA correspondent, the congress is held by Philosophy of Religion Association in the city of Mashhad and will consider the following topics:      Description of the Variety of Religions in the World Explaining the Variety of Religions in the World (and Its Epistemological, Ontological and Anthropological Foundations) Approaches to Variety in Religions Definition of Religion and the Extent of Variety of Religions Variety of Religions and Inter-Religion Dialogue Variety of Religions and Epistemic Task Variety of Religions and Religious Pluralism Variety of Religions and Guidance and Rightfulness Variety of Religions and the Sublime Unity of Religions Variety Religions and Peaceful Coexistence Variety of Religions, Tolerance and World Peace Variety of World Religions and Theology Variety of Religions and Religious Minorities Variety of Religions and Politics Variety of Religions and Mysticism Diverse Religions and Futurism   Deadline for submitting abstract articles is December 6. ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:02:57 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283166/call-for-int-l-conference-on-contemporary-philosophy-of-religion-issued Third Int’l Congress of Research on Imam Ali due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282812/third-int-l-congress-of-research-on-imam-ali-due According to IBNA correspondent, the event is held by the Center of Research on Imam Ali (AS) in cooperation with 24 local and foreign scientific, cultural and religious institutions.   The subject of this edition of the congress is "The Concept of Peace in the Thought and Action of Imam (As) Revisiting the Discussion with a Global Approach".   The Research Center of Humanities and Cultural Studies in Tehran will play host to the congress on Tuesday.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:39:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282812/third-int-l-congress-of-research-on-imam-ali-due Peter Adamson elaborates on Philosophy in the Islamic World http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283236/peter-adamson-elaborates-on-philosophy-in-the-islamic-world According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction’ has been translated by Zarrin Monajati and Hanif Amin Bidokhti. In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today's cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. Yet, this remains one of the lesser-known philosophical traditions.   In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adamson explores the history of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians living in Islamic lands, from its historical background to thinkers in the twentieth century.   Introducing the main philosophical themes of the Islamic world, Adamson integrates ideas from the Islamic and Abrahamic faiths to consider the broad philosophical questions that continue to invite debate: What is the relationship between reason and religious belief? What is the possibility of proving God's existence?   What is the nature of knowledge? Drawing on the most recent research in the field, this book challenges the assumption of the cultural decline of philosophy and science in the Islamic world by demonstrating its rich heritage and overlap with other faiths and philosophies.   The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.   Adamson is professor of late ancient and Arabic philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He has written articles, monographs and edited books, mostly on philosophy in the Islamic world and ancient philosophy.    ‘Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction’ in Persian has been published in 244 pages and 700 copies.     ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:42:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283236/peter-adamson-elaborates-on-philosophy-in-the-islamic-world Osaka to host International Conference on Hegel ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283045/osaka-to-host-international-conference-on-hegel According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Hegel and Philosophy of History aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Hegel and Philosophy of History.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Hegel and Philosophy of History.       Topics of the conference include:       Philosophy of history     Historiosophy     Historiography     Hegel and the force of reason     Hegel's philosophy of history     Hegel and history as theology     Actors and causes in history     Scale in history     Hermeneutic approaches to history     Conceptual philosophy of history     General laws in history     Historical objectivity     Causation in history     Pre-modern history     Cyclical and linear history     Sustainable history     Social evolutionism     Historical accounts of writing history     Critical philosophy of history     Speculative philosophy of history     Metaphysics and history     Kant and idea for a universal history     Marx and theory of social change     Comte and forced march of civilization     Michel Foucault's analysis of historical and political discourse     History and education     Narrative and history     History and causality     History as propaganda     The judgment of history   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-Text Papers is October 31, 2019.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:38:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283045/osaka-to-host-international-conference-on-hegel Sydney to host International Conference on Al-Ghazali and Islam http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282637/sydney-to-host-international-conference-on-al-ghazali-and-islam According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Iranian Al-Ghazali and Islam aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Al-Ghazali and Islam.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Al-Ghazali and Islam.       Topics of the conference are:     Al-Ghazali     Al-Ghazali's Reports of the falasifa's Teachings     Al-Ghazali's “Refutations” of falsafa and Ismailism     The Place of Falsafa in Islam     The Ethics of the Revival of the Religious Sciences     Cosmology in the Revival of the Religious Sciences     Causality in al-Ghazali     Occasionalism versus Secondary Causality     The 17th Discussion of the Incoherence     Two Different Concepts of the Modalities     The Cum-Possibility of Occasionalism and Secondary Causality   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text papers is October 31, 2019.     ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:03:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282637/sydney-to-host-international-conference-on-al-ghazali-and-islam Rawalpindi to host "Rumi Studies and Masnavi Reading" http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282285/rawalpindi-to-host-rumi-studies-and-masnavi-reading According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the session was attended by Kashmiri, a Persian language Professor and Ma'souma Batul, director of the Association of Persian Language Graduate as well as those interested in Persian language.   The program is scheduled to be held two times a month in the Culture House of Rawalpindi where the remarkable ideas of Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi reflected in his poetry particularly in his 'Masnavi', one of the greatest poems of the Persian language will be discussed in a simple lucid language which is accessible to everyone.                ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:08:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282285/rawalpindi-to-host-rumi-studies-and-masnavi-reading