Iranian philosopher Shayegan to be commemorated ‎

Publish Date : Sunday 24 June 2018 - 21:43
IBNA- Eminent Iranian philosopher and writer, the late Dariush Shayegan will be ‎commemorated at a ceremony in Iran’s Artists Forum.‎
According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Artists Forum, the ceremony for the writer of ‘Five Realms of Being’ is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. A number of Iranian scholars and artists will deliver speeches at the event.

Shayegan suffered a massive stroke in January 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.
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