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[3 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ethics in the Protection of Environment

 
Dr Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad
Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
 
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Earth was bestowed upon mankind in a pure and pristine condition and sworn not to abuse and destroy this God given gift. Nonetheless, today we observe a savage abuse of its natural resources, total destruction of spaces of certain inhabitants in different parts of the world, extermination of certain species, and ultimately ruining the earth, water and the space altogether to un irreplaceable degree.

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[3 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Mysticism of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh An International Epic, Mystical and Sagacious Persian Masterpiece | ]
Mysticism of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh  An International Epic, Mystical and Sagacious Persian Masterpiece

Dr. Seyed G Safavi
London Academy of Iranian Studies, London, UK
Abstract:
This article discusses Mystical aspects of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh the greatest Persian and world epical poem. The focus is placed on the parallels between power, wisdom and knowledge, the interaction between the illuminated spirit and intellect , the speech in praise of intellect, the flame that purifies the heart, Tawhid and Unity of Being, humble call to and the benediction of the Creator of the Good, parabolic and Mysterious aspects and Ferdowsi’s point of view on Shi’ism.
Keywords: Ferdowsi, Shahnameh, Iran, Mysticism, power, …

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[5 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Dr. Abdul Rahim Afaki
University of Karachi, Pakistan

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This paper seeks to describe the contemporary state of the Qur’ānic hermeneutics focusing the alternate theories concerning the structure of the Qur’ānic text. It restricts to identifying only two such theories: the view that the Qur’ān is a thematically coherent structure wherein all the elements are integrally related to each other to shape the whole text as a unity, and the view that the Qur’ānic text is an atomic collection of verses having fragmented meanings. In amīduddin Farāhī is the major proponentcontemporary Qur’ānic hermeneutics, …

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[5 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

 
 
Abdul Rahim Afaki
University of Karachi, Pakistan
 
 
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This paper reviews Martin Heidegger’s two major writings on hermeneutic phenomenology and time and defines his perspectives on the hermeneutic turn of metaphysics. Heidegger first draws a sharp distinction between what he conceives of hermeneutics and phenomenology, and then underpins to amalgamate them to expound the notion of hermeneutic phenomenology. His argument that he construes in his magnum opus, Sein und Zeit (Being and Time) appears hostile to all attempts made to define the notion of Being throughout the history of Western metaphysics, Heidegger actually …

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[3 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Philosophical comparison between the perspective of Mulla Sadra and Descartes on Soul

Seyed G Safavi
London Academy of Iranian Studies
 
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This paper examines the philosophical views of Mulla Sadra and Descartes on ‘Soul’, in five main axis. The Five axis include the following: 1. Exposition of Mulla Sadra’s philosophical view concerning the soul; 2. Exposition of Descartes view on the soul; 3. Examining points of similarity and difference between the opinions of Mulla Sadra and Descartes; 4. The distinct strength of Mulla Sadra’s theory; 5. The Criticism of Descartes’ theory.