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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:37:35 GMT Religion and Thought 60 Persian translation of book on German Romanticism to be reviewed ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280871/persian-translation-of-book-on-german-romanticism-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, the event is from the series of weekly meetings of Tehran Book City which will discuss ‘The Romantic Imperative: The Concept of Early German Romanticism’ which has been translated into Persian by Masoud Azarfam.   The meeting will be attended by the translator of the book as well as experts Maysam Sefid-Khosh, and Mas’oud Hosseini.   ‎‘The Romantic Imperative: The Concept of Early German Romanticism’‎ reads: “The Early Romantics met resistance from artists and academics alike in part because they defied the conventional wisdom that philosophy and the arts must be kept separate.   Indeed, as the literary component of Romanticism has been studied and celebrated in recent years, its philosophical aspect has receded from view. This book, by one of the most respected scholars of the Romantic era, offers an explanation of Romanticism that not only restores but enhances understanding of the movement's origins, development, aims, and accomplishments-and of its continuing relevance.”             ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 15 Sep 2019 13:20:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280871/persian-translation-of-book-on-german-romanticism-to-be-reviewed Imam Reza’s account of Ashura published http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280659/imam-reza-s-account-of-ashura-published According to IBNA correspondent, the narration addressed by Imam Reza (AS) to his companion Rian Ibn Shobaib has been interpreted by Seyyed Mohammad-Ali Fattahzadeh in the book ‘Disheveled and Dusty’ which has been released by Ketabestan-e Ma’refat Publishing.    For Muslims and Shi’ite in particular, Ashura (Muharram 10) is the remembrance of the uprising of the third Shi’ite Imam, Hossein Ibn Ali (AS) as well as his companions and allies who fought bravely for his cause, resistance against the tyranny Of the then Caliph of Umayyad, Yazid Ibn Moawiyah and were all martyred.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 09 Sep 2019 12:13:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280659/imam-reza-s-account-of-ashura-published Oldenburg to host Conference on History, Progress, Critique http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280665/oldenburg-to-host-conference-on-history-progress-critique According to IBNA correspondent quoting philevents.org, the relationship between historical analysis and critical social praxis has been one of the central concerns of Critical Theory since its beginnings. For critical theorists, historical analysis plays a key role in identifying immanent social forces and potentials as resources for a better society, i.e. for social and moral progress. While it was sufficient for the first generation of critical theorists to adopt a non-vulgarized version of historical materialism – perhaps with a Nietzschean ‘genealogical proviso’ – as a method of analysis, the experiences of the Second World War and the Holocaust made it necessary to radically rethink the naive teleological assumptions inherent in the notion of progress provided by German Idealism and Marxism. Critical Theory found itself confronted with the problem of grounding historical analysis on an alternative conception of philosophy of history. The need to rethink philosophy of history found its first expression in the seminal work of Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer, the Dialectic of Enlightenment. Since then, any substantial reorientation of Critical Theory has required a reassessment of the philosophy of history and its key notions.   Topic areas of the conference are: History of Western Philosophy, Miscellaneous; Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality; Social and Political Philosophy.       ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:38:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280665/oldenburg-to-host-conference-on-history-progress-critique ‎‘Martyrs of Neynava’ to be reviewed in Literati House‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280658/martyrs-of-neynava-to-be-reviewed-in-literati-house According to IBNA correspondent, this book refers to the historical facts surrounding the eventful day of Ashura (Muharram 10) when the companions and allies of the third Shiite Imam, Hossein Ibn Ali (AS) fought bravely for his cause, an uprising against tyranny Of the then Caliph of Umayyad, Yazid Ibn Moawiyah and were martyred.   ‘Martyrs of Neynava’ has two main categories: The Martyrs of Bani Hashem and non- Bani Hashem Martyrs and probes the identity of 150 men who is alleged to fought and martyred in Karbala.   The session for reviewing the book is scheduled for Sunday, September 15 at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:02:47 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280658/martyrs-of-neynava-to-be-reviewed-in-literati-house Meeting on Sana'i Ghaznavi to be held by Eco ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280552/meeting-on-sana-i-ghaznavi-to-be-held-by-eco According to IBNA correspondent, an Iranian expert, Nader Karimian Sardashti (PhD) will deliver a lecture at the event. Hakim Abul-Majd Sana'i Ghaznavi was a Persian poet from Ghazni who lived there between the 11th century and the 12th century in ancient Iran what is now Afghanistan. He passed away between 1131 and 1141.   He wrote mystical verse extensively, of which ‘The Walled Garden of Truth’ or ‘The Hadiqat al-Haqiqa’ is his master work and the first Persian mystical epic of Sufism. Dedicated to Bahram Shah, the work expresses the poet's ideas on God, love, philosophy and reason. The Economic Cooperation Organization or ECO is an Asian political and economic intergovernmental organization which was founded in 1985 in Tehran by the leaders of Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. It provides a platform to discuss ways to improve development and promote trade and investment opportunities.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 07 Sep 2019 13:44:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280552/meeting-on-sana-i-ghaznavi-to-be-held-by-eco Athens to host International Conference on Metaphysics and Religion http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280654/athens-to-host-international-conference-on-metaphysics-and-religion According to IBNA correspondent quoting Waset.org, International Conference on Metaphysics and Religion aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Metaphysics and Religion. 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 Metaphysics and Religion.   Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:     Metaphysics     Metaphysics and epistemology     Central questions     Being as such, first causes, unchanging things     Categories of being and universals     Substance     Theology     Religion     Metaphysics in science     The problems of metaphysics     Modality     Space and time     Persistence and constitution     Causation, freedom and determinism     The mental and physical     The methodology of metaphysics     Being and ontology     Identity and change     Causality and time   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text articles is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:24:11 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280654/athens-to-host-international-conference-on-metaphysics-and-religion Book reflects undeniable role of German philosophers in theoretical ‎movements http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280479/book-reflects-undeniable-role-of-german-philosophers-in-theoretical-movements According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Knowledge and Individuality, Letters from German Philosophy of the 20th Century’ has been translated and authored by Mahdi Este’dadi Shaad and released by Gaam-e No Publishing.   The book is almost focused on the first and third generations of German thinkers and tries to shed light on two discourses of ontology and critical theory. The content includes the following subjects: Classical Philosopher of Modernity: Herbert Schnädelbach, What Is Poetry? Martin Heidegger, Holderlin, and the Essence of Composition: Martin Heidegger, Heidegger and Evaluation of Poetry, What is Existential Philosophy? Hannah Arendt, part of the full translation of Hannah Arendt, On the Concept of Man: Max Horkheimer, The Philosophy of History: Walter Benjamin, Art, Is It Fun? Theodore W. Adorno, On the Position of the Narrator in the Contemporary Novel: Theodore W. Adorno, The Motivations of Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: Jürgen Habermas, Motivations of Post-Metaphysical Thoughts: Jurgen Habermas, Religion in Public Sphere: Jürgen Habermas An Interview with Jürgen Habermas, The Habermasian Dispute with Naturalism and Religion, Objectification of Theodore W. Adorno's Philosophy: Axel Hunt, Sublimation of Marx's Legacy: Axel Honneth, The Process of Coming to Individuality: Axel Honneth and interpretations on the Translation of Two Previous Articles.   ‘Knowledge and Individuality, Letters from German Philosophy of the 20th Century’ has been published in 316 pages and 700 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:35:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280479/book-reflects-undeniable-role-of-german-philosophers-in-theoretical-movements ‎‘The Cultural Studies Reader’ at Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280608/the-cultural-studies-reader-at-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, Simon During’s book has been translated by Nima Malek-Mohammadi and Shahriar Vaghfipour and released by Elmi va Farhangi Publishing in Tehran. ‘The Cultural Studies Reader’ is a standard textbook in the field explaining the history and key concerns of cultural studies brings together important articles by leading thinkers to provide an essential guide to the development, key issues and future directions of cultural studies.   The book includes: 36 essays, an editor’s preface succinctly introducing each article with suggestions for further reading and covers every major cultural studies method and theory, an updated account of recent developments in the field and articles on new areas such as culture and nature and the cultures of globalization. Born in 1950, Simon During completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. Since 2010 he has been a Research Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland as well as holding visiting positions at the Frei Universität Berlin, Universität Tübingen, the American Academy of Rome, the University of Cambridge, Université de Paris and elsewhere.   His work contributes to the study of British literary history, literary and cultural theory, postcolonialism, secularism, Australian and New Zealand literatures, and has been translated into many languages. Perhaps his most well-known book, which is regarded to have the widest impact, is ‘Modern Enchantments: The Cultural and Secular Power of Magic’ (2002), which explores the history of magic.   ‘The Cultural Studies Reader’ in Persian has been published 627 and 1000 copies.       ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:34:36 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280608/the-cultural-studies-reader-at-iranian-bookstores St. Louis to host Philosophy in a Social World Conference http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280496/st-louis-to-host-philosophy-in-a-social-world-conference According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from philevents.org, UMSL’s Philosophers’ Forum invites submissions to the 14th annual Gateway Graduate Conference, “Philosophy in a Social World.” The conference hopes to explore the role of philosophy in our lives as social beings. This will involve engagement across multiple philosophical subdisciplines, including but not limited to epistemology, ethics, feminist philosophy, and metaphilosophy.   Topic areas include:  Epistemology  Metaphilosophy  Meta-Ethics  Normative Ethics  Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality  Social and Political Philosophy   Questions of inquiry include, but are not limited to, the following topics: Can (or should) philosophy have a specific social, political, or moral orientation? How should philosophers engage with contemporary social issues, if at all? Are loneliness, alienation, and solitude philosophical topics, or do they properly belong to other areas of inquiry? Given that we are social beings, how ought we conceive of human agency? Can we gain moral knowledge from the testimony of others? To what extent does recognition (or lack thereof) harm or alienate others? How might feminism or intersectional commitments inform how one conceives of rationality and reason? How might Anglophone social epistemology fruitfully interact with non-Anglophone philosophical traditions, such as Critical Theory? Is it possible to be alienated from oneself, or only from a larger community?   Articles submission deadline is September 16, 2019     ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:55:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280496/st-louis-to-host-philosophy-in-a-social-world-conference Singapore to host International Conference on Islamism and Postislamism http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280451/singapore-to-host-international-conference-on-islamism-and-postislamism According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org International Conference on Islamism and Postislamism in Muslim Societies aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Islamism and Postislamism in Muslim Societies.  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 Islamism and Postislamism in Muslim Societies.   Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:       Islamism and the question of the religious and the political     Nation-state formation, sovereignty and Islamists     The evolution of Islamism as a political strategy     Cold-war and Islamic socialism and marxism     Radical Islamism and the uses of jihad     Islamic states and top-down Islamization     Political economy of Islamism and Islamic banks     Arab spring, muslim brotherhood and democratization     Temptations of power: Islamists and illiberal democracies     Islamists and the question of women and sexuality     Alternative ıslamist socio-political projects: anti-capitalist muslims     Social movements and protests in muslim societies     Civil religion, official religion and folk religion     Concept of post-Islamism     Emergence of neo-Islamism in the post-Arab spring       Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text papers is  November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:56:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280451/singapore-to-host-international-conference-on-islamism-and-postislamism The Meeting, "A View on Hegel" due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280346/the-meeting-a-view-on-hegel-due German philosopher and an important figure of German idealism Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel achieved wide recognition in his day and—while primarily influential within the continental tradition of philosophy—has become increasingly influential in the analytic tradition as well. Although Hegel remains a divisive figure, his canonical stature within Western philosophy is universally recognized. Of special importance is his concept of spirit (Geist, sometimes also translated as "mind") as the historical manifestation of the logical concept and the "sublation" (Aufhebung, integration without elimination or reduction) of seemingly contradictory or opposing factors: examples include the apparent opposition between necessity and freedom and between immanence and transcendence. The significant word dialectic within Hegelianism has the specialized meaning of a contradiction between ideas that serves as the determining factor in their relationship. Dialectic comprises three stages of development: first, a thesis or statement of an idea, which gives rise to a second step, a reaction or antithesis that contradicts or negates the thesis, and third, the synthesis, a statement through which the differences between the two points are resolved.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:11:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280346/the-meeting-a-view-on-hegel-due Sofia to host conference, “130 Years Ludwig Wittgenstein: 1889-2019”‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280645/sofia-to-host-conference-130-years-ludwig-wittgenstein-1889-2019 According to IBNA correspondent quoting Philevents.org, Sofia University, Bulgarian Society for Analytic Philosophy, together with the kind support of the Austrian Embassy in Bulgaria have organized the conference to celebrate the 130th birthday of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Ludwig Wittgenstein, the Austrian-born British philosopher, regarded by many as one of the greatest and most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, played a central role in the origination of analytic philosophy. He still influences current philosophical thought in topics as diverse as logic and language, perception and intention, ethics and religion, aesthetics and culture. What is beyond question is that by showing the application of modern logic to metaphysics, via language, Wittgenstein provided new insights into the relations between world, thought and language and thereby into the nature of philosophy.   Topic areas of the conference are:     Epistemology     Philosophy of Language     Logic and Philosophy of Logic     Philosophy of Mathematics     Aesthetics     Normative Ethics   Articles on the following topics will be particularly welcomed: Wittgensteinian Conceptions of Linguistic Communications and Wittgensteinian Themes in Self-knowledge, Self-ascription, and Self-expression. The deadline for submissions is September 8th, 2019.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:07:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280645/sofia-to-host-conference-130-years-ludwig-wittgenstein-1889-2019 Singapore hosts Conference on Analogical Reasoning and Philosophy http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280413/singapore-hosts-conference-on-analogical-reasoning-and-philosophy According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Analogical Reasoning and Philosophy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Analogical Reasoning and Philosophy.   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 Analogical Reasoning and Philosophy.   Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:     Analogy and analogical reasoning,     Philosophy     The many roles of analogy     Analogical arguments     Characterization     Plausibility     Analogical inference rules     Criteria for evaluating analogical arguments     Commonsense guidelines     Aristotle's theory     Material criteria: Hesse’s theory     Formal criteria: the structure-mapping theory     Models and theories     Philosophical foundations for analogical reasoning     Deductive justification     Inductive justification     A priori justification     Pragmatic justification     Analogy and confirmation     In language     In science     In normative matters     Identity of relation     Shared abstraction     Special case of induction     Shared structure     High-level perception     Analogy and complexity Deadline for submitting abstracts/full text papers is November ‎‎15, ‎‎2020‎ ‎   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:48:53 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280413/singapore-hosts-conference-on-analogical-reasoning-and-philosophy Book compares Avicenna’s view on science philosophy with contemporary ‎philosophers http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280287/book-compares-avicenna-s-view-on-science-philosophy-with-contemporary-philosophers According to IBNA correspondent, the significance of ‘Experiment from the View of Avicenna and Contemporary Philosophers’ is that tries to show the possibility of the philosophy of science from the view of Islamic philosophy and Peripatetic (Mashaei) philosophy in particular. The work tries to consider the significance of experiment and induction in articulating the principles of science and elaborate on the ideas of Avicenna the legendary Iranian polymath and compared them with the important trends of contemporary philosophers of science including positivists such as Karl Popper and Willard Van Orman Quine. In his introduction, the author explains that that at the first look the philosophy of science seems to be a Western phenomenon belonging to contemporary times, but the discipline can be traced both in the work of philosophers of ancient Greece particularly plateau and Aristotle as well as Muslim philosophers. ‘Experiment from the View of Avicenna and Contemporary Philosophers’ has been published in 383 pages and 300 copies by the Contemporary Science and Thought Institute Publishing.       ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:53:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280287/book-compares-avicenna-s-view-on-science-philosophy-with-contemporary-philosophers ‎‘Vico and Herder’, features Isaiah Berlin’s philosophy of history discourses http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280022/vico-and-herder-features-isaiah-berlin-s-philosophy-of-history-discourses According to IBNA correspondent, this book features academic discourses the 20th century Russian-British philosopher and historian of ideas Isaiah Berlin produced. The work has been translated into Persian by Edris Ranji and released by Qoqnoos Publishing.  Giambattista Vico , the great philosopher and legal theorist of the Enlightenment who lived and died in obscurity, was among the first to sound the prevailing modern theme. In The New Science, he marvels "that the philosophers should have bent all their energies to the study of the world of nature, which, since God made it, He alone knows: and that they should have neglected the study of the nations or civil world, which since men had made it, men could come to know." Attacking Cartesian rationalism as well as questioning the Platonic tradition; developing the comparative studies of mythology, anthropology, archaeology, philology, linguistics; historical in one sense (man's cultural adventures constitute "the ideal eternal history") and ahistorical in another ("progress" is only the rising and falling of cyclical patterns); deciphering the origins of civilization through its primitive riddles, "crude beginnings," "frightful superstitions"- these are some of the recognitions which made no sense to the savants of Vico's day but which are brilliantly annotated in his works.   On the other hand Herder, coiner of the term Nazionalismus (nationalism) is portrayed by Berlin as conceiving of the nation as a "people's culture," the unique way of life of a particular folk, bound by ties of kinship and ties to land, defined by their unique history.   The Persian translation of ‘Vico and Herder: Two Studies in the History of Ideas’ has been published in 327 pages and 1100 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:13:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280022/vico-and-herder-features-isaiah-berlin-s-philosophy-of-history-discourses Toronto to host Reconstructing Reason Conference http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280242/toronto-to-host-reconstructing-reason-conference According to IBNA correspondent quoting from philevents.org, Reconstructing Reason: Developing the Concept of Reason Through History is from the programs of Annual University of Toronto Graduate Conference in Philosophy. The interested researchers and academics may send their articles to torontophilgradconf@gmail.com not later than September 6, 2019. Topic areas are: 19th Century Philosophy History of Western Philosophy, Miscellaneous Epistemology Metaphilosophy   Philosophy of Language European Philosophy Philosophical Traditions, Miscellaneous General Philosophy of Science Logic and Philosophy of Logic Philosophy of Social Science Meta-Ethics Philosophy of Law Social and Political Philosophy   The venue is the Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto Toronto, Canada   ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:15:35 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280242/toronto-to-host-reconstructing-reason-conference Book on the sublime in art and aesthetics published http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279784/book-on-the-sublime-in-art-and-aesthetics-published According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated with interpretations by Nima Ghobadi as his MA dissertation is released by Art University Press in Tehran.   Part of ‘An Essay on the Sublime’ reads: “Every person upon seeing a grand object is affected with something which as it were extends his very being, and expands it to a kind of immensity. Thus in viewing the heavens, how is the soul elevated; and stretching itself to larger scenes and more extended prospects, in a noble enthusiasm of grandeur quits the narrow earth, darts from planet to planet, and takes in worlds at one view!   Hence comes the name of sublime to everything which thus raises the mind to fits of greatness, and disposes it to soar above her mother earth; hence arises that exultation and pride which the mind ever feels from the consciousness of its own vastness -that object can only be justly called the sublime, which in some degree disposes the mind to this enlargement of itself, and gives her a lofty conception of her own powers."   ‘An Essay on the Sublime’ in Persian has been published in 111 pages and 250 copies.      ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:42:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279784/book-on-the-sublime-in-art-and-aesthetics-published ‎‘Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice’ reaches Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279606/linguistic-diversity-and-social-justice-reaches-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Sa’eed Rezaei and released by Parsi Neviseh publishing in Tehran focuses on the consequences of injustices caused by language on various aspects of people’s social and global life.   ‘Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics’ reads: “Understanding and addressing linguistic disadvantage must be a central facet of the social justice agenda of our time. This book explores the ways in which linguistic diversity mediates social justice in liberal democracies undergoing rapid change due to high levels of migration and economic globalization.   Focusing on the linguistic dimensions of economic inequality, cultural domination and imparity of political participation, the book employs a case-study approach to real-world instances of linguistic injustice. Linguistic diversity is a universal characteristic of human language but linguistic diversity is rarely neutral; rather it is accompanied by linguistic stratification and linguistic subordination.   Domains critical to social justice include, employment, education, and community participation. The book offers a detailed examination of the connection between linguistic diversity and inequality in these specific contexts within nation states that are organized as liberal democracies.   Inequalities exist not only between individuals and groups within a state but also between states. Therefore, the book also explores the role of linguistic diversity in global injustice with a particular focus on the spread of English as a global language. While much of the analysis in this book focuses on language as a means of exclusion, discrimination and disadvantage, the concluding chapter asks what the content of linguistic justice might be.   Ingrid Piller is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her research expertise is in Intercultural Communication, the Sociolinguistics of Language Learning and Multilingualism, and Bilingual Education.   ‘Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics’ in Persian has been published in 337 pages and 300 copies.     ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:06:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279606/linguistic-diversity-and-social-justice-reaches-iranian-bookstores National Festival of ‎Shams and Mewlana (Rumi) to kick off http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279598/national-festival-of-shams-and-mewlana-rumi-to-kick-off According to IBNA correspondent, Executive Secretary of the Second National Festival of ‎Shams and Mewlana Reza Ja’farpour said that 1286 works of poetry, music and typography were received by the secretariat of the festival as poets from 31 Iranian provinces, music ensembles from 29 provinces and typographers from 18 provinces submitted their works to the festival. “Out of the total number of works received, 720 are in accordance with the principles defined by the festival and were submitted to the jury panel for further considerations,” he said.   Executive Secretary of the festival stated that as well as establishing the status of this national event in Iranian cultural calendar, the lineup of the jury panel is one of the reasons for the nationwide participation of artists at the festival. “Poetry Festival will be held on August 15-16, the music festival is scheduled for August 18 to 20 in [the northwestern Iranian city] Khoy with top officials of the country in attendance. He further said that based on coordination with the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of West Azerbaijan, as well as the representatives of Iranian media, correspondence from Turkey’s Anatolian news agencies, Sputnik from Russia, France 24 and DHA from Turkey will cover the festival in Khoy.   Regarding the fact that the Mausoleum of Shams-e Tabrizi is located in Khoy, the annual art festival and an international scientific conference are held in the city and measures are being taken to announce the sisterhood of the two cities of Khoy and Konya by Iranian and Turkish officials.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:23:35 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279598/national-festival-of-shams-and-mewlana-rumi-to-kick-off ‎‘The Function of Criticism’ sheds new light on critique ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279575/the-function-of-criticism-sheds-new-light-on-critique According to IBNA correspondent, this book by British literary theorist, critic, and public intellectual Terry Eagleton who is the Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University has been translated into Persian by Saifollah Soleimani and released by Afraz Publishing in Tehran. This wide-ranging book ‘The Function of Criticism’ argues that criticism emerged in early bourgeois society as a central feature of a "public sphere" in which political, ethical, and literary judgments could mingle under the benign rule of reason. The disintegration of this fragile culture brought on a crisis in criticism, whose history since the 18th century has been fraught with ambivalence and anxiety.   Eagleton's account embraces Addison and Steele, Johnson and the 19-century reviewers, such critics as Arnold and Stephen, the heyday of Scrutiny and New Criticism, and finally the proliferation of avant-garde literary theories such as deconstructionism.   The book is nothing less than a history and critique of the "critical institution" itself. Eagleton's judgments on individual critics are sharp and illuminating, which his general argument raises crucial questions about the relations between language, literature and politics.   A prominent critic of postmodernism, Eagleton has published over forty books, but remains best known for ‘Literary Theory: An Introduction’ (1983), which has sold over 750,000 copies. The work elucidated the emerging literary theory of the period, as well as arguing that all literary theory is necessarily political. In his works such as ‘The Illusions of Postmodernism’ (1996) and ‘After Theory’ (2003), he argues that, influenced by postmodernism, cultural theory has wrongly devalued objectivity and ethics. His thinking is influenced by Marxism and by Christian faith.   ‘The Function of Criticism’ in Persian has been published in 150 pages and 300 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:31:16 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279575/the-function-of-criticism-sheds-new-light-on-critique 'Subculture: The Meaning of Style’ in Persian due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279530/subculture-the-meaning-of-style-in-persian-due ‘Subculture: The Meaning of Style’ which has been translated into Persian by Mahdi Sabbaghi, is centered on Britain's postwar youth subculture styles as symbolic forms of resistance. Drawing from Marxist theorists, literary critics, French structuralists, and American sociologists, Hebdige presents a model for analyzing youth subcultures. While arguing that each subculture undergoes the same trajectory, he outlines the individual style differences of specific subcultures, such as Teddy boys, mods, rockers, skinheads, and punks. Hebdige emphasizes the historical, class, race, and socioeconomic conditions that surrounded the formation of each subculture.   Hebdige studied under his primary influence, Stuart Hall at the Birmingham University's Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. Hebdige's model somewhat builds from Hall's understanding of subcultures, and his theory of Encoding/Decoding. Hall sees different subcultures as representative of the variety of ways one can handle the "raw material of social ... existence.   An expatriate British media theorist, sociologist, a Professor of Art and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara Hebdige’s work is commonly associated with the study of subcultures, and its resistance against the mainstream of society.   Hebdige has written extensively on contemporary art, design, media and cultural studies, on mod style, reggae, postmodernism and style, surrealism, improvisation. His current research interests include media topographies, desert studies, and performative criticism.     ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:49:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279530/subculture-the-meaning-of-style-in-persian-due Dubai to host International Conference on Human Security ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279614/dubai-to-host-international-conference-on-human-security According to IBNA correspondent, quoting Waset.org, International Conference on Human Security and Security Management aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Human Security and Security Management.   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 Human Security and Security Management.   Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:     Human security and migration     Natural and other disasters and human security     Global and local health challenges for human security     Public space, urban security and human security     Sustainable human development and human security     Philosophical and ethical foundations of the human security       approach   The submission deadline for abstracts/full-text papers is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:14:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279614/dubai-to-host-international-conference-on-human-security ‎'A New History of Western Philosophy' to be unveiled http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279333/a-new-history-of-western-philosophy-to-be-unveiled ‘A New History of Western Philosophy’ in four volumes has been translated into Persian by Reza Ya’ghoubi and released by Parseh Publishing in Tehran. The ceremony will be held by Bukhara magazine in Tehran with the translator of the book and Iranian scholars Karim Mojtahedi and Ensha Allah Rahmati as well as the Chief Editor of Bukhara magazine Ali Dehbashi in attendance.   The first volume of the series is centered on philosophy in the ancient times. In the series, which its original version was published by Oxford University press in 2004, Sir Anthony John Patrick Kenny tells the story of philosophy chronologically, his lively narrative bringing the great philosophers to life and filling in the historical and intellectual background to their work.   He also looks closely at each of the main areas of philosophical exploration: knowledge and understanding; science; metaphysics; mind and soul; the nature and content of morality; political philosophy; and God.     ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:13:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279333/a-new-history-of-western-philosophy-to-be-unveiled Zurich to host International Conference on Ethics http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279454/zurich-to-host-international-conference-on-ethics According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Ethics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Ethics. 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 Ethics. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to: Issues in ethics; Applied ethics‎; Concepts in ethics; Environmental philosophy; Ethical theories‎; Ethicists; Ethics organizations; Ethics lists; Ethics literature‎; Meta-ethics; Morality; Moral philosophers; Philosophy of love‎; Religious ethics; Ethics stubs, etc. Deadline for submitting abstracts or full-text articles is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 05 Aug 2019 12:13:56 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279454/zurich-to-host-international-conference-on-ethics Conference on Death and the Rebirth of the Subject due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279613/conference-on-death-and-the-rebirth-of-subject-due According to IBNA correspondent quoting from philevents.org, the term “subject” is used in philosophy in two different and apparently even contradictory senses. On the one hand, the term means the agent as the source of thought and action, as the origin of change in the world. The idea that the human being is – or can be – a subject in this sense characterizes much of modern thought, for example, the philosophies of Descartes and Kant. On the other hand, the term refers to the agent as subjected to the prevailing political and social order, as governed by the established rules and practices. The idea that the human being is a subject in this second sense has been put forward by Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud and then developed by Heidegger, Foucault, Althusser, and others. Foucault has called this development “the death of the subject” since it aims to put an end to the notion of subject in the first, traditional sense.   The history of the notion of subject does not end with this “death”, however. We find in recent and contemporary philosophy not only said critique of the traditional notion, but also attempts to re-establish, after that critique, a notion of the human being as the source of change in the world. Arendt and Badiou may here be mentioned as prominent examples. “The Death and the Rebirth of the Subject” conference seeks to explore this “death” and “rebirth” of the notion of subject. The central question of the conference will be whether the attempts to recover a notion of the human being as the source of thought and action succeed in “overcoming” the critique of the traditional notion.   The conference invites proposals for presentations in English or Spanish. The proposals may be extended abstracts of around 500 words or complete papers. They should be prepared for blind review and sent to coloquio_sujeto@mail.udp.cl. The deadline for submissions is August 11. Notices of acceptance will be sent by August 18.   The conference will be held at Instituto de Filosofia, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 04 Aug 2019 09:54:13 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279613/conference-on-death-and-the-rebirth-of-subject-due ‎‘Ikigai’ reveals Japanese secret to a long life http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279157/ikigai-reveals-japanese-secret-to-a-long-life According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’ which is centered on finding the objective of life, working on it and enjoying it, has been translated into Persian by Goli Nejadi and released by Sales publishing in Tehran. As the Japanese say, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning.   It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy.   In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day? ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’ in Persian has been published in 132 pages and 1100 copies.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 04 Aug 2019 09:05:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279157/ikigai-reveals-japanese-secret-to-a-long-life Bristol to host Problems of Kant’s Philosophy Int’l Conference http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279439/bristol-to-host-problems-of-kant-s-philosophy-int-l-conference According to IBNA correspondent quoting from philevents.org the event which is held by UK’s Kant Society, invites philosophers to address textual or systematic problems with Kant’s or Kantian philosophy. New takes on old problems, the raising of unnoticed issues, but also defenses of Immanuel Kant against these problems are welcomed in the conference. The event seeks to attract not only Kant scholars but also speakers who will discuss the broader implications of Kant and Kantians’ work. It also aims to bring together research into the various aspects of Kant’s and Kantian philosophy, including critical discussion of its viability and potency for various current philosophical issues.   Submissions from any topic relating to problems in Kant’s and Kantian philosophy are acceptable, but some suggested topics below would have priority:   The plausibility and systematic potency of central elements of Kant’s theoretical philosophy:   Kant’s account of freedom and nature; Transcendental Idealism; The idea that reason stands in need of a Critique; The relation of Kant’s theoretical philosophy to non-Euclidian geometry, quantum physics or dialetheism; Epistemic responsibility, the ethics of belief, and epistemic norms;   The suitability of rational standards, such as universalizability, as supreme principles of morality; The role of motivation for moral worth and moral evaluation; The nature and role of maxims; The problem of rigorism and overdemandingness; Lying and truthfulness; Kant’s and Kantian applied ethics in areas such as climate ethics, issues of global poverty and medical ethics, etc are among the other topics of discussion.       ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 02 Aug 2019 11:33:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279439/bristol-to-host-problems-of-kant-s-philosophy-int-l-conference ‎ Translated works of Ayatollah Motahhari to be revised http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279038/translated-works-of-ayatollah-motahhari-to-be-revised Speaking to IBNA, Ahmad Reza Jalili who has the translations of books by Seyyed Hossein Nasr in his career and is in charge of the English translation department of Shahid Motahari Scientific and Cultural Foundation, said: “Regarding the errors visible in the translated works of Ayatollah Motahhari, we decided to revise them, remove the mistakes and prepare them for publishing.”   He added that the books 'Adl-e Elahi' (Divine Justice); Mas'aleye Shenakht (The Issue of Profound Knowledge); ‘Nezam-e hoghoghe zan dar Islam’ (The System of Women's Rights in Islam); 'Seiry dar nahj al-balagha' (A Journey through Nahj al-Balagha) are among the works which have been revised for publishing.   The late Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari was a close student and ally of the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Motahhari was a key theorist of the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1979 and an influential figure who developed the ideology of the Islamic Republic.       ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:35:17 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279038/translated-works-of-ayatollah-motahhari-to-be-revised New York to host Int’l Conference on Islamic Studies http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278919/new-york-to-host-int-l-conference-on-islamic-studies According to IBNA correspondent, quoting Waset.org, International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Arabic and Islamic Studies. 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 Arabic and Islamic Studies. International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies is the premier interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Arabic and Islamic Studies. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:   Arabic and Islamic Studies; Arts and Humanities; Cultural Studies; Discourse Analysis; Economics and Business; Education Studies; Language Teaching; Gender Studies; Governance and Management; Language Studies; Linguistics; Literary Theory and Criticism; Literature; Semiotics; Social and Human Studies; Translation Studies and so on. Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text papers is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 28 Jul 2019 10:13:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278919/new-york-to-host-int-l-conference-on-islamic-studies Kierkegaard’s ‘Either/Or’ portrays a theory of human existence http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278911/kierkegaard-s-either-or-portrays-a-theory-of-human-existence According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Saleh Najafi from an English translation by Howard and Edna Hong; and released by Markaz Publishing in Tehran. It is the first book by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard published under the pseudonym Victor Eremita; the debut of a philosopher whose much of philosophical work focuses on the issues of how one lives as a single individual. ‘Either/Or’ portrays two life views. Each life view is written and represented by a fictional pseudonymous author, with the prose of the work reflecting and depending on the life view being discussed: the aesthetic life view is written in short essay form, with poetic imagery and allusions, discussing aesthetic topics such as music, seduction, drama, and beauty. The ethical life view is written as two long letters, with a more argumentative and restrained prose, discussing moral responsibility, critical reflection, and marriage.  The views of the book are not neatly summarized, but are expressed as lived experiences embodied by the pseudonymous authors. The book's central concern is the primal question asked by Aristotle, "How should we live?" His book was certainly informed by Epictetus; "Consider first, man, what the matter is, and what your own nature is able to bear. When you have fully considered this, approach, if you please—that is, if, by parting with them, you have a mind to purchase serenity, freedom, and tranquillity.” The aesthete, according to Kierkegaard's model, will eventually find himself in "despair", a psychological state (explored further in Kierkegaard's The Concept of Anxiety and The Sickness Unto Death) that results from a recognition of the limits of the aesthetic approach to life. Kierkegaard's "despair" is a somewhat analogous precursor of existential angst. The natural reaction is to make an eventual "leap" to the second phase, the "ethical," which is characterized as a phase in which rational choice and commitment replace the capricious and inconsistent longings of the aesthetic mode. Ultimately, for Kierkegaard, the aesthetic and the ethical are both superseded by a final phase which he terms the "religious" mode. This is introduced later in ‘Fear and Trembling’. Najafi says in the process of translation, he has compared Howard and Edna Hong’s translation with two other English translations by Alastair Hannay and David F. Swenson. ‘Either/Or’ in Persian has been published in 440 pages and 1600 copies.     ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 26 Jul 2019 11:59:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278911/kierkegaard-s-either-or-portrays-a-theory-of-human-existence ‎‘Late Marx and the Russian Road’ republished http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279438/late-marx-and-the-russian-road-republished According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Late Marx and the Russian Road: Marx and the Peripheries of Capitalism’ was translated into Persian by Hassan Mortazavi and released by Rouzbahan Publishing in Tehran.   The book explores Marx’s attitude to “developing” societies and includes translations of Marx’s notes from the 1880s, which are among the most important finds of the last century.   The mid-part of ‘Late Marx and the Russian Road’ is mainly given to the drafts of Marx's 1881 discussion concerning rural Russia and some supplementary materials ... The book's first part offers some interpretations of Marx's work at the last stage of its development, relating directly to the drafts published.   The final part three of the book presents some materials which come to trace the intellectual bridges between Marx's writings on Russia and the Russian revolutionary tradition."   Teodor Shanin ‎(1930) is a British sociologist who was for many years Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. He is credited with pioneering the study of Russian peasantry in the West, and is best known for his first book, ‘The Awkward Class, Political Sociology of Peasantry in a Developing Society, Russia, 1910-25’.   He is President of the Moscow School, Professor Emeritus of the University of Manchester, and an Honorary Fellow of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences.   ‘Late Marx and the Russian Road: Marx and the Peripheries of Capitalism’ has been republished in 329 pages and 200 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:52:36 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279438/late-marx-and-the-russian-road-republished ‎‘Marx Reads Spinoza’ ties poverty with love ontology ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278744/marx-reads-spinoza-ties-poverty-with-love-ontology According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Potentia of Poverty: Marx Reads Spinoza’ has been translated into Persian by Fo’ad Habibi and Amin Karami and released by Qoqonus Publishing in Tehran. Margherita Pascucci has a PhD degree from New York University on Continental philosophy, with a specialization in post-Kantian European philosophy and another PhD in philosophy from Europa-Viadrina Universität, Frankfurt.   The book is introduced as: “… a book of radical thought on the concept of poverty. It argues that poverty, if thought of as a knowing instrument, acts both as a standpoint from which we can see our times more clearly and as a powerful affirmative force for change.   As its conceptual reference point it takes the Spinozian concept of potentia (power), which refers to the creative life force – that force which is able to produce itself - and develops an understanding of how in Marx’s reading of Spinoza this concept is assumed to be the very composition of the intellect and of the knowledge which derives from it.   Pascucci draws on the work of Antonio Negri and Gilles Deleuze to establish the importance of analyzing the potentia of poverty as a knowing instrument.”   The other book of Pascucci in English is ‘Philosophical Readings of Shakespeare: “Thou Art the Thing Itself”’ (2013). She is now engaged in two current research projects: “True wealth” on the concept of poverty and the relation between money form and the production of abstract thought; “The free man”, on nonviolence, the making of the State, and the political concept of love.   ‘Potentia of Poverty: Marx Reads Spinoza’ in Persian has been published in 232 pages and 1100 copies.                        ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:01:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278744/marx-reads-spinoza-ties-poverty-with-love-ontology ‎‘Kant’s Philosophy of Science’ to be discussed in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278471/kant-s-philosophy-of-science-to-be-discussed-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, the meeting is held jointly by Iran’s Book House Institute and the Research Center of Cultural and Social Studies affiliated to Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. As well as the author, two other Iranian experts Manouchehr Saane’ei Darehbidi and Ali Haghi will speak on the book and the view of the leading German philosopher Immanuel Kant on the philosophy of science. Kant argued for a transcendental, a priori, systematic foundation for science. In ‘The Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysics’, ‘The Critique of Pure Reason’, ‘The Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science’, and other Critical (post-1781) works, Kant defends a "pure" (non-empirical), a priori philosophy of natural science, which extends to the famous statement in ‘The Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science’ that only sciences with a pure, formal foundation are sciences at all. The program is scheduled for Sunday, July 21 at 4 to 6 p.m. in Iran’s Book House Institute.     ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:58:49 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278471/kant-s-philosophy-of-science-to-be-discussed-in-tehran Hosseinyeh Ershad to hold “Quran and Human Rights” book exhibition http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278443/hosseinyeh-ershad-to-hold-quran-and-human-rights-book-exhibition According to IBNA correspondent, this event is the 67th program from the series of subject-centered book exhibitions held by Hosseinyeh Ershad which is centered on considering and honoring the holy book.   The printed sources of the public library on the concept of human rights in Quran, intrinsic human rights from the view of Quran, a comparison between Universal Declaration of Human Rights and teachings of Quran, human nobility from the view of Quran will be put on public display during the exhibition.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:45:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278443/hosseinyeh-ershad-to-hold-quran-and-human-rights-book-exhibition Appiah’s ‘Thinking It Through’ delves into contemporary philosophy http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278287/appiah-s-thinking-it-through-delves-into-contemporary-philosophy According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy’ has been translated into Persian by Hossein Waleh and released by Gam-e No Publishing in 492 pages and 500 copies.      The book is introduced as: “‘Thinking it Through’ is a thorough introduction to contemporary philosophy and some of the most crucial questions of human existence, including the nature of mind and knowledge, the status of moral claims, the existence of God, the role of science, and the mysteries of language. Noted philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah shows us what it means to "do" philosophy in our time and why it should matter to anyone who wishes to live a more thoughtful life. Opposing the common misconceptions that being a philosopher means espousing a set of philosophical beliefs-or being a follower of a particular thinker-Appiah argues that the result of philosophical exploration is not the end of inquiry in a settled opinion, but a mind resting more comfortably among many possibilities, or else the reframing of the question, and a new inquiry. The work is organized around eight central topics--mind, knowledge, language, science, morality, politics, law, and metaphysics. It traces how philosophers in the past have considered each subject (how Hobbes, Wittgenstein, and Frege, for example, approached the problem of language) and then explores some of the major questions that still engage philosophers today.” Appiah is also a cultural theorist and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. He has been president of the PEN American Center.   He was the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, before moving to New York University (NYU) in 2014. Appiah currently holds an appointment at the NYU Department of Philosophy and NYU's School of Law.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 14 Jul 2019 11:56:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278287/appiah-s-thinking-it-through-delves-into-contemporary-philosophy Shayegan on his ‘Five Realms of Being’ ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278291/shayegan-on-his-five-realms-of-being According to IBNA correspondent, Shayegan has stated about ‘Five Realms of Being’: “My first inspiration for writing this book dates back to 1963 when Eleni Samiou (1903-2004), the widow of the late Nikos Kazantzakis was my guest in Iran. During a trip we made to Shiraz when we visited the mausoleums of Sa’di and Hafez. She was so impressed saying that nowhere in the world she had ever seen that the mausoleum of a great poet has become a crowded visiting place.” Explaining that his book considers the ideas of five towering figures of the Iranian poetry, Khayyam Nishaburi, Ferdowsi, Molavi (Rumi), Sa’di and Hafez, he said: “Our temporal distance from these great thinkers has not detached them from us, as we as the Iranian nation have a contemplative and transcendental relation with them.” “Each of these five poets is an “Iranian being” and as a researcher, I have studied why they are present in all aspects of the Iranian life,” the philosopher said. The philosopher suffered a massive stroke in January 2018 and after spending over two months in Tehran’s Firouzgar Hospital, passed away at the age of 83. He 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. His book, ‘Cultural Schizophrenia: Islamic Societies Confronting the West’, was translated from the French into English by John Howe and published by Saqi Books, London 1992 and Syracuse University Press, 1997. The philosopher wrote a novel, "Land of Mirage" in French which won an award presented by the Association of French Authors in 2004.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 13 Jul 2019 11:47:40 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278291/shayegan-on-his-five-realms-of-being ‎Persian translation of ‘Organization Theory and Postmodern Thought’ ‎available ‎ ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278284/persian-translation-of-organization-theory-and-postmodern-thought-available According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Mohsen Ameri Shahrabi and released by Jahad-e Daneshgahi Press in the city of Qom, pictures key issues about philosophy, literary criticism and management.   ‘Organization Theory and Postmodern Thought’ is introduced as: “Despite questions over whether we are 'past postmodernism' much debate continues over the potential of postmodern philosophy for organizational theory. Hitherto, there has been no single source which reviews in a thorough and scholarly fashion the work of the major postmodern theorists and assesses their contribution to transforming organization theory. This book fills that gap. Each chapter in Organization Theory and Postmodern Thought focuses on a major philosopher who has had, or should have, a major influence on organization theory, with special consideration to their impact on management and organization studies more generally. ‘Organization Theory and Postmodern Thought’ provides a reference for students and academics alike for understanding the key elements of postmodern thinking with reference to organization studies.” The author of the book Stephen Andrew Linstead is a Professor of Management Humanities at the University of York.   ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:37:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278284/persian-translation-of-organization-theory-and-postmodern-thought-available Japan to host 2nd Asian Philosophical Texts Conference‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278290/japan-to-host-2nd-asian-philosophical-texts-conference According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Philevents.org, the conference will take place at Reserach Institute for Japanese Studies, Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba-shi and will focus on the topics: Metaphysics and Epistemology; Asian Philosophy; Science, Logic, and Mathematics; Value Theory. This conference aims at providing a platform for scholars in the field of Asian Studies and world philosophies to both discuss and perform the task of translating Asian philosophical texts into western languages. Any papers on the philosophy of translation, critical analyses of existing translations, or ongoing translation projects are welcomed. The abstracts should be 300-500 words and the papers must be suitable for a 25–30 minute presentation (no more than 3500 words). They should be sent to Takeshi.Morisato@gmail.com.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:31:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278290/japan-to-host-2nd-asian-philosophical-texts-conference ‎'Journal of Islamic Ummah studies' calls for English articles http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278231/journal-of-islamic-ummah-studies-calls-for-english-articles According to IBNA correspondent, the first issue of this journal welcomes submissions of high-quality research papers on all topics regarding Islamic Ummah, Proximity of Islamic Denominations and Muslims unity. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following: Islamic Ummah; Opportunities and Threats; Challenges and Capacities; Approximation of Islamic Religions; What and How, Opportunities and Approaches; The Future of the Study of the Ummah; Issues of the Islamic World (Women and Family, Political, Cultural, Legal, Security and Governmental Issues) and so forth. The license holder of ‘The Journal of Islamic Ummah studies’ is Hojat-ol Eslam  Mohammad Hossein Mokhtari and the chief editor is Hojat-ol Eslam Yahya Jahangiri. The interested authors and researchers may submit their articles to the University of Islamic Denominations via email: Jius@mazaheb.ac.ir. The first issue of the Journal is supposed to be released in October.     ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:17:35 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278231/journal-of-islamic-ummah-studies-calls-for-english-articles Works of Ayatollah Ha’eri Yazdi reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278114/works-of-ayatollah-ha-eri-yazdi-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, Ayatollah Mehdi Ha’eri Yazdi (1923-1999) was the son of the Grand Ayatollah Abdul Karim Ha’eri Yazdi, a founder of Qom Seminary.     As the representative of Ayatollah Borujerdi, Mehdi Hae’ri set out for the U.S.A to propagate Islam in the western hemisphere. While propagating Islam in the western world, he studied western philosophy and received his PhD in western philosophy from Toronto University. He was also elected as the master of Islamic philosophy at Toronto. he also taught in the University of McGill.   The Ayatollah who was a master of Islamic Shi’a jurisprudence was also familiar with the philosophical ideas of great Western philosophers such as Descartes, Kant, Hegel as well as Russell and could provide to ground for dialogue between Islamic philosophy and the Western philosophy.   In 1992, Ha’eri published his seminal work ‘The Principles of Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy: Knowledge by Presence’. The book aimed to present Western scholars and philosophers a theme that he considered most important: knowledge by presence - knowledge that arises from immediate and intuitive awareness.   Some of his works in Persian are:   ‘Hekmat va Hokumat’ (London 1994); Kavushha-ye Aql-e Nazari, Hiram-e Hasti,     ‘Kavushha-ye Aql-e Amali’, ‘Safare Nafs’ (The Journey of Soul) and Falsafeh Tahlili ( Analytical philosophy) In English: ‘The Principles of Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy: Knowledge by Presence’       ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:41:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278114/works-of-ayatollah-ha-eri-yazdi-reviewed Pavia to host History of Philosophy conference http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278149/pavia-to-host-history-of-philosophy-conference The event is scheduled to be held jointly by History of Philosophy Curriculum of the North-Western Italian Philosophy Consortium (FINO), and Collegio Giasone del Maino di Pavia at North-Western Italian Philosophy Consortium in Pavia, philevents.org reported.   The event is the 4th edition of the International Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy, entitled Platonism and Aristotelianism in the History of Philosophy.   The organizers welcome presentations on the developments of both Platonism and Aristotelianism throughout the later Greek, Arabic, Latin, early and late modern traditions, up to and including twentieth-century philosophy.   Presentations will discuss salient issues in the transmission of, elaboration upon, and innovation within the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle along the different trajectories of their philosophical afterlives; they will “not” address either Plato or Aristotle as philosophers in their own terms.   Deadline for article submission is July 15, 2019.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 07 Jul 2019 10:24:27 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278149/pavia-to-host-history-of-philosophy-conference Dubai to host International Conference on Epistemology and Rationalism http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277767/dubai-to-host-international-conference-on-epistemology-and-rationalism According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Epistemology and Rationalism aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Epistemology and Rationalism.   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 Epistemology and Rationalism. International Conference on Epistemology and Rationalism is the premier interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Epistemology and Rationalism. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.   Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to: Epistemology, Epistemon, Etymology, Knowledge, Belief, Truth, Justification, Gettier problem, Responses to Gettier, Infallibilism, Indefeasibility, Reliabilism, Externalism and internalism, Value Problem, Acquiring Knowledge, A priori and a posteriori knowledge, Analytic–synthetic distinction, Empiricism, Idealism, Rationalism, Constructivism, Regress problem, Response to the Regress Problem, Foundationalism, Coherentism, Foundherentism, Infinitism, Skepticism and so forth.   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text papers is November 15, 2020. ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 01 Jul 2019 13:07:46 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277767/dubai-to-host-international-conference-on-epistemology-and-rationalism ‎'Islamic Philosophy' published in Germany ‎ ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277622/islamic-philosophy-published-in-germany According to IBNA correspondent, based on a note provided by Iran's Cultural Attaché to Germany, the book has been authored by a number of experts including: Muhammad Sameer Murtaza, Murad Wilfried Hofmann, Merdan Günes, Sedigheh Khansari Mousavi, Ecevit Polat, Detlev Quintern and Hamid Reza Yousefi. It has been released in 286 pages.   Islamic philosophy which was founded by Al-Farabi, was a combination of Aristotelian and new-Plutonian theosophies in an Islamic color and later was flourished in Islamic countries. The book 'Islamic Philosophy' introduces different views including those of the philosophers who were active at the advent of Islamic philosophy.   The book observes various aspects of Islamic philosophy and features the ideas of Abu Raihan al-Biruni, Avicenna, Ibn al-Haytham, Omar Khayyam and other philosophers.                 ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 30 Jun 2019 12:01:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277622/islamic-philosophy-published-in-germany Rome to host Int’l Conference on Existentialism and Absurd http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278044/rome-to-host-int-l-conference-on-existentialism-and-absurd According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Existentialism and Absurd aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Existentialism and Absurd. 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 Existentialism and Absurd. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:   Existentialism; The emergence of existence as a philosophical problem; Kierkegaard and the single individual; Nietzsche and nihilism;     Freedom and value; Anxiety, nothingness the absurd; The ideality of values; Politics, history and engagement; Heidegger, history as claim; Sartre, existentialism and Marxism; Existence precedes essence; Humanism; The absurd; Facticity and transcendence; Authenticity; The other and the look; Angst and dread; Despair; Opposition to positivism and rationalism; Religion; 19th century; Dostoyevsky; Early 20th century; After the Second World War; Influence outside philosophy; Art; Film and television; Literature; Theatre; Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy; Criticisms and Existentialism today.   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text papers is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 30 Jun 2019 11:14:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278044/rome-to-host-int-l-conference-on-existentialism-and-absurd ‎‘The Theological Origins of Modernity’ reaches Iranian readers http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277627/the-theological-origins-of-modernity-reaches-iranian-readers According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Zaniar Ebrahimi and released by Pegah Rouzegar-e No Publishing in Tehran.   ‘The Theological Origins of Modernity’ is introduced as: “Exposing the religious roots of our ostensibly godless age, Michael Allen Gillespie reveals in 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.   Michael Allen Gillespie is an American philosopher and Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Duke University. His areas of interest are political philosophy, continental philosophy, history of philosophy, and the origins of modernity. He has published on the relationship between theology and philosophy, medieval theology, liberalism, and a number of philosophers such as Nietzsche, Hegel, Heidegger and Kant.   ‘The Theological Origins of Modernity’ in Persian has been published in 577 pages and 500 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:16:52 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277627/the-theological-origins-of-modernity-reaches-iranian-readers ‎‘Lacan Reframed’ considers art and psychoanalysis relation http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277545/lacan-reframed-considers-art-and-psychoanalysis-relation According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Mahdi Malek and released by Shavand Publishing in Tehran. In his introduction, Malek stresses that more than 100 years after psychoanalysis has been applied in reading art and today such an approach plays an important role in the interpretation of works in various arts.   ‘Lacan Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts’ (2008) is introduced as: “Single-handedly responsible for the influential and ominous notion of 'the gaze', quoted by everybody yet fully understood by few, Lacan's work can be difficult to grasp. Going back to basics, this introduction guides the reader through Lacan's key concepts by looking at art from the Mona Lisa through to Bridget Riley's paintings, and by looking afresh at key works discussed by Lacan himself, from Holbein's famous 'The Ambassadors' to Velazquez's 'Las Meninas'. Making sense of Lacan's sometimes convoluted style, this highly readable introduction to one of the most frequently quoted thinkers also explores the reasons why human beings make - and look at - art.” Steven Z. Levine is Leslie Clark Professor of the Humanities. He has been teaching at Bryn Mawr College since 1975. ‘Lacan Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts’ in Persian has been published in 179 pages and 700 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:51:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277545/lacan-reframed-considers-art-and-psychoanalysis-relation Paris to host Int’l Conference on Existential Philosophy and Freedom http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278294/paris-to-host-int-l-conference-on-existential-philosophy-and-freedom According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org,  International Conference on Existential Philosophy and Freedom aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Existential Philosophy and Freedom.   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 Existential Philosophy and Freedom. Among the topics of the conference are: Existentialism The emergence of existence as a philosophical problem Kierkegaard and the single individual Nietzsche and nihilism Freedom and value Anxiety, nothingness the absurd The ideality of values Politics, history and engagement Heidegger, history as claim Sartre, existentialism and Marxism Existence precedes essence Humanism The absurd Facticity and transcendence Authenticity The other and the look Angst and dread Despair   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full papers is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:59:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278294/paris-to-host-int-l-conference-on-existential-philosophy-and-freedom Iranian-French Scholar Amir-Mo’ezzi awarded by French Academy http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277392/iranian-french-scholar-amir-mo-ezzi-awarded-by-academy According to IBNA correspondent, the book with the complete title ‘Proof of God: Shi’ite Mysticism through Kulayni’s Work’ (in French: La preuve de Dieu: La mystique shi'ite à travers l'oeuvre de Kulaynî) has been released by Cerf Publishing in France. The book is centered on one of the noted Shia hadith collectors Abu Ja'far Mohammad ibn Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al-Kulayni and his seminal work ‘Kitab al-Kafi’ (The Sufficient Book).   Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi (1956) is an Islamologist at the École Pratique des Hautes Études. He is one of the leading academics within the study of early Twelver Shi’ism.   The Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres is a French learned society devoted to the humanities, founded in February 1663 as one of the five academies of the Institut de France.   The academy is primarily concerned with the study of the monuments, the documents, the languages, and the cultures of the civilizations of antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the classical period, as well as those of non-European civilizations.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:23:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277392/iranian-french-scholar-amir-mo-ezzi-awarded-by-academy Istanbul to host Int’l Conference on Ontology and Ideology ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278293/istanbul-to-host-int-l-conference-on-ontology-and-ideology According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Ontology and Ideology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Ontology and Ideology.   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 Ontology and Ideology.   Among the topics of the event are: Ontology Etymology Origins Early history of ontology Meta-ontology Formal ontology Epistemology Subject, relationship, object Body and environment Being Some fundamental questions Different approaches Philosophical entities Parmenides and monism Conceptual realism Ontological pluralism Ontological formations Ontological and epistemological certainty   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full papers is November 15, 202 ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:42:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278293/istanbul-to-host-int-l-conference-on-ontology-and-ideology Zagreb to host Conference of Philosophical Methods http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278285/zagreb-to-host-conference-of-philosophical-methods According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Philevents.org, The philosophical method, rather than its subject-matter, is what distinguishes philosophy from other fields of research. Starting with Sophists and Socrates, philosophers have developed a number of such methods. This brings many vexing issues, given the number of such methods, their diversity, the fact that they are often mutually excluding, not always clearly distinguishable from non-philosophical methods, etc. In addition, particular philosophical methods come with specific epistemological, as well as metaphysical, logical, and linguistic, commitments or implications, often problematic in its own right.   The goal of this conference, organized by the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb, the leading Croatian research institution in philosophy, is to critically examine, from contemporary and historical perspective, the various aspects of the philosophical method(s), and the wide range of closely related issues, such as the metaphilosophical concerns regarding the nature of philosophy, its progress, and its place within (or outside) the scientific framework; the metaphysical issues concerning the truth, objectivity, and relativism; the epistemological issues concerning the intuitions, experience, understanding, and disagreement; and other relates issues.   The academicians and experts may sent their short abstracts (200-300 words) by 30 June 2019 to philosophicalmethods@ifzg.hr.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:42:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278285/zagreb-to-host-conference-of-philosophical-methods