IBNA - Latest News Religion and Thought :: Full Edition http://www.ibna.ir/en/religion Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:58:31 GMT /skins/default/en/normal3/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) http://www.ibna.ir/ 100 70 en All rights reserved,Citing materials is authorized by making reference to IBNA. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:58:31 GMT Religion and Thought 60 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 Arabic translation of ‘Ruba'iyat of Attar’ released in Egypt ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277284/arabic-translation-of-ruba-iyat-attar-released-in-egypt According to IBNA correspondent, correspondent quoting from the public relations department of Iran’s Islamic Relations and Culture Organization, ‘Ruba'iyat of Attar’ features 500 selected Ruba’i-s by Iranian Sufi mystic, poet and hagiographer of the twelfth-century Farid ud-Din Attar Neishabouri. The book has been released by Afagh Publishing in Cairo. Manal al-Yamini Abdul-Aziz (PhD) has already translated ‘Tazkirat ul-Awliya’ (Biographies of the Saints) into Arabic is a 72-chapter book written by the Persian poet and mystic Attar about the life of famous Sufis and their miraculous deeds. ‘Ruba'iyat of Attar’ has been translated into English by Paul Smith and released by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.       ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:32:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277284/arabic-translation-of-ruba-iyat-attar-released-in-egypt ‎5th International Conference of Shams and Mevlana due ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277400/5th-international-conference-of-shams-and-mevlana-due According to IBNA correspondent, the event will be held jointly by Iran’s Research Center of Humanities and Cultural Studies, as well as Trusteeship of Shams Mausoleum in Khoy and a number of domestic and foreign universities and research centers. The conference is an annual event attended by Iranian and world scholars, Shams and Mevlana specialists.     The main topics of conference are:   Shams and Mevlana from Mystical and Literary Research View Shams and Mevlana from Interdisciplinary Research View   Titles: -Similarity and difference of mystical thoughts of Shams and Mevlana (comparative studies) *Reviewing Shams and Mevlana's thoughts through interdisciplinary approaches *Reviewing Shams and Mevlana's thoughts through literary criticism approaches *Shams and Mevlana's views on religious, cultural and social thought *Pathology of research about Shams and Mevlana Ceremonial and dramatic art influenced by Shams and Mevlana *The influence of ‘Maqalat-i Shams’ on Persian and Turkish literature *Similarity and distinction of mystical and theological thoughts of Shams with other theologians *Research on manuscripts of ‘Maqalat-e Shams’ *The position of Shams in the subsequent books,       Manaqheb-Nameh-s *Narrative approaches in ‘Maqalat-e Shams’ Islamic mysticism in the thoughts and works of Shams and Mevlana *The influence of Shams and Mevlana on the subsequent Sufi mystic paths *The role of the political, social and historical situation in the development of Shams-e Tabrizi's character        *Comparative study of the historical-social situation of Iran and Anatoly during the Shams and Mevlana era *The potential of Shams and Mevlana's school in developing the culture of peace, interaction and tolerance in the contemporary world *The position and role of Shams and Mevlana in the cultural ties and interactions of Iran and Turkey The effect of religious texts on Shams and Mevlana's thoughts *Geographical and social position of the city of Khoy in the development of science, culture and mysticism           For more information visit: http://conf-shams.ir     ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:37:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277400/5th-international-conference-of-shams-and-mevlana-due Berlin to host Iranology Workshop ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277496/berlin-to-host-iranology-workshop According to IBNA correspondent, the event is scheduled to be held at House of Iran in Berlin with scholars and professors from the University of Gottingen, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Bamberg University, Tubingen University, Hafiz Cultural Institute, Iranian Calligraphers Association in attendance.      The participants will discuss the latest developments in science and research on Iran cultural arts in two categories of pre-Islam and post-Islam eras in German-language countries. Pre-Islamic cultural heritage in eastern Iran, development of Persian calligraphy, and ancient Persian myths in Christianity are among the subjects to be put on debate during the meeting.       ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 22 Jun 2019 13:03:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277496/berlin-to-host-iranology-workshop Derrida’s ‘On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness’ rendered into Persian ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277225/derrida-s-on-cosmopolitanism-and-forgiveness-rendered-into-persian According to IBNA correspondent, ‘On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness’ has been translated into Persian by Amir-Houshang Eftekhari Raad and ‎released by Gaam-e No Publishing in Tehran. ‎   The book is introduced as: “Part of the Thinking in Action series, providing clear and accessible pieces from major thinkers ‘On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness’ contains two surprisingly lucid essays from a writer notorious for producing difficult prose.   Derrida is the consummate French philosopher, and his work has mainly been the province of grad students and the coffeehouse set, which is unfortunate because he has much more to offer.   In this volume, he turns his attention to international human rights, asking penetrating questions about our capacity to forgive, heal, and reconcile in a world fraught with incalculable evil.   Derrida's most important contribution to modern philosophy is his infamous technique of textual interpretation, deconstruction. The technique doesn't come easily, but its critical perspective allows one to draw connections between seemingly unrelated ideas.  And that's what Derrida does here, tracing lines between cities, asylum, and reconciliation.   The book is grounded in the immediacy of present-day happenings, taking up questions about human rights, amnesty, the Gulf War, and East Timor. Of course, readers will do well to have some background in philosophy, but the heart of the book is for all of us.   ‘On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness’ in Persian has been published in 155 pages and 700 copies.       ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:00:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277225/derrida-s-on-cosmopolitanism-and-forgiveness-rendered-into-persian Paris to host Int’l Conference on Metaphysics and History http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278292/paris-to-host-int-l-conference-on-metaphysics-and-history According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Metaphysics and 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 Metaphysics and 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 Metaphysics and History.   Among the Topics of interest are: Philosophy of history, Historiosophy, Historiography     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, Hegel and the force of reason, Kant and idea for a universal history, Marx and theory of social change and so forth. Deadline for submitting abstracts/full papers is November 15, 2020.       ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:27:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278292/paris-to-host-int-l-conference-on-metaphysics-and-history Thailand to host Int’l Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277071/thailand-to-host-int-l-conference-on-arabic-and-islamic-studies According to IBNA correspondent quoting from 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. Topics to be discussed include: 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, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Pragmatics, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Semiotics, Social and Human Studies, Sustainability Studies and Translation Studies. Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text papers is November 15, 2020.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:13:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277071/thailand-to-host-int-l-conference-on-arabic-and-islamic-studies ‎‘You Kant Make it Up’ available in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276950/you-kant-make-it-up-available-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Shab al-Din Abbasi and released by Khazeh Publishing in Tehran.     ‘You Kant Make it Up’ is introduced as: “Drawing on the writings of the great philosophers, the book sends the reader on thrilling, non-stop tour of their most outrageous and counter-intuitive conclusions. Harry Potter is real. Matter doesn't exist. Dan Brown is better than Shakespeare. All these statements stem from philosophy's greatest minds, from Plato to Nietzsche. What were they thinking? Overflowing with compelling arguments for the downright strange - many of which are hugely influential today - popular philosopher Gary Hayden shows that just because something is odd, doesn't mean that someone hasn't argued for it. Spanning ethics, logic, politics, sex and religion, this unconventional introduction to philosophy will challenge your assumptions, expand your horizons, infuriate, entertain and amuse you. ‘You Kant Make it Up’ in Persian has been published in 224 pages.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:22:18 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276950/you-kant-make-it-up-available-in-persian ‎‘Philosophy and Biological Ethics’ out http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276832/philosophy-and-biological-ethics-out According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Naser Mo’meni responds to questions about the relation between the patient and medical doctor, illness and health and their relation with the general concept of human happiness. The first article of the book is by Mbih Jerome Tosam (PhD) from the University of Bamenda North Western Cameroon, Department of Philosophy, which is centered on the role of philosophy in the new medical science and the philosophical foundations of in today’s medical paradigms. The second article of ‘Philosophy and Biological Ethics’ explores scientific and philosophical approaches to the issues of illness and health and has been written by the Swedish Philosophy professor Lennart Nordenfelt at the University of Linköping. ‘Philosophy and Biological Ethics’ has been translated by an Iranian PhD graduates from philosophy and released by Shavand publishing in 122 pages.   ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:48:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276832/philosophy-and-biological-ethics-out First Braille version of ‘Nahj al-Balagha’ to be unveiled http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/276851/first-braille-version-of-nahj-al-balagha-to-be-unveiled According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Culture Ministry Administration in Isfahan, Deputy of Quran and Etrat Abdol-Hadi Feqhizadeh will attend the unveiling ceremony. The word Etrat refers to the relatives of Prophet Mohamad (PBUH). The event has been organized by Roshandelan Culture and Quran Institute. The Braille version of ‘Nahj al-Balagha’ has been translated by Maestro Majid Dashti. The work has been compiled by a 6-member team of experts among them 5 are visually impaired.        ‘Nahj al-Balagha’ by Imam Ali (AS) was first compiled by  Sayyed Sharif Razi who had collected the speeches, precepts, prayers, epistles and aphorisms of Imam Ali, Sayyed Razi was a Shi'a scholar living in the 10th century (4th century AH). The Persian translations of Nahj al-Balagha dates back to some centuries ago. The book is known for its eloquent content, and is considered a masterpiece of literature in Shi'a Islam.     ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:37:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/276851/first-braille-version-of-nahj-al-balagha-to-be-unveiled Call for 27th Book of the Year World Award issued http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/276807/call-for-27th-book-of-the-year-world-award-issued According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the secretariat of the Islamic Republic of the 27th Iran’s Book of the Year World Award, books to be considered for this event can be in any language, while should be on either Islamic Studies or Iranian Studies. They also have to be published (in their first edition) outside of Iran in 2018.   Each of the two main topics, Islamic Studies and Iranian Studies- includes quite a lot of 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.   b) Iranian Studies: History of Iran, Iranian Languages, Iranian Geography, Ancient Iranian Religions Civilization and History, Persian Literature, Iranian Arts and Architecture, History of Science in Iran, Iranian Anthropology, Translation of Great Iranian works, etc.   Accordingly, the Secretariat of the Award Committee invites all scholars, writers, translators, and publishers to nominate book(s) for consideration, not later than October 31, 2019.    The interested authors are invited to e-mail a nomination letter to Prof. Heydari, the I. R. Iran World Award for Book of the Year Secretary at bookaward@ketab.ir, and send a copy of the submitted book(s) to the following address: The Book Award Secretariat, PO Box 14155-1437 Tehran, IRAN.  (Tel: +98 21 88861320)     ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:28:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/276807/call-for-27th-book-of-the-year-world-award-issued Zurich to host Int’l Conference on Identity Politics http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276843/zurich-to-host-int-l-conference-on-identity-politics According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Identity Politics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Identity Politics. 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 Identity Politics. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to: Identity politics, Nature of identity politics, Identity politics and contemporary theories, Identity politics, Socialism and democracy, Anti-racist, feminist and ecological politics, New identity movements, History of Identity politics, Contemporary identity politics and its impacts,   Social and political theory, Identity politics and economics, Social democracy and liberal socialism, Socialism and progressive social movements, Civil right movements, Neo-Marxist new left, Civil rights and black power, Influence of identity politics on American institutions and culture, etc. Deadline for sending the abstract/full-text articles to the conference is June 13, 2019.       ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:03:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276843/zurich-to-host-int-l-conference-on-identity-politics ‎ Narrative book on Western philosophy schools to be unveiled ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/276743/narrative-book-on-western-philosophy-schools-to-be-unveiled According to IBNA correspondent, the book with the full title ‘The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat: A Novel of Ideas’ has been translated into Persian by Mani Salehi and released by Niloufar Publishing in Tehran. The book is a fictional journey through Western political philosophy by one of our most original thinkers. Professor Caritat, a middle-aged Candide, walks naively through the neighboring countries of Utilitaria, Communitaria and Libertaria, in his quest to find the best of all possible worlds. Cut loose from the confines of his ivory tower, this wandering professor is made to confront the perplexed state of modern thinking in this comedy of ideas. The meeting for unveiling the book- which will be held in the House of Humanities Thinkers in Tehran- will be attended by Ali-Reza Beheshti, a faculty member of Tarbiat Modaress University in Tehran and Hossein Houshmand, a philosophy researcher graduated from Concordia University who will discuss the work.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:12:16 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/276743/narrative-book-on-western-philosophy-schools-to-be-unveiled Iran and Germany to hold dialogues on culture and civilization ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276850/iran-and-germany-to-hold-dialogues-on-culture-civilization According to IBNA correspondent, the congress is scheduled for June 15 and 16 at the Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages of Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran. German Professor Boike Rehbein as well as Iranian experts Mohammad-Reza Hosseini Beheshti and Ali-Asghar Mosleh will make speeches on the subject, “Truth, Society and Politics” in the event. The congress “Globalization and Center of Alternative Cultures: Dialogues of Iran and Germany on Culture and Civilization” will be held by Institute for Asia and Africa Studies in cooperation with Humboldt University of Berlin.          ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:43:36 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276850/iran-and-germany-to-hold-dialogues-on-culture-civilization Berlin to host premier Iranology conference in Europe ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/276745/berlin-to-host-premier-iranology-conference-in-europe The European Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS) is one of Europe’s largest conferences in Iranian Studies. It is held every four years and organized by the Societas Iranologica Europaea (SIE).   The SIE was founded in 1983 in Rome with the support of the European Science Foundation and the Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente (later Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente) in Roma on the occasion of the First European Colloquium of Iranology.   The aim of the S.I.E. is to promote, develop and support Ancient, Middle and Modern Iranian Studies in all subject areas of the field, including philology, linguistics, literature, history, religions, art, archaeology, philosophy, ethnology, geography, human sciences, jurisprudence.   The ninth edition of the conference Some key topics for ECIS 9 include: Persian Literature, Iranian Philology, History, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Art and Archaeology.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:17:32 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/276745/berlin-to-host-premier-iranology-conference-in-europe Foucault's book on generalized form of power comes out http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276844/foucault-s-book-on-generalized-form-of-power-comes-out According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Reza Najafzadeh and released by Akhtaran Publishing in Tehran. The series are based on the public lectures from 1970 Foucault held until his death in 1984 (excepting a sabbatical year in 1976-1977). These lectures in which he further advanced his work, were summarized from audio recordings and edited by Michel Senellart.  ‘Society Must Be Defended’ contains Foucault's first discussion of biopower. It also contains an explanation of the term "Civil war" in the form of rigorous treatment of a working definition. Foucault goes into great detail how power (as Foucault saw it) becomes a battleground drifting from civil war to generalized pacification of the individual and particularly the systems he (the individual) relies upon and to which he gives loyalty: "According to this hypothesis, the role of political power is perpetually to use a sort of silent war to re-inscribe that relationship of force, and to re-inscribe it in institutions, economic inequalities, language, and even the bodies of individuals." Foucault begins to explain that this generalized form of power is not only rooted in Disciplinary institutions but is also concentrated in "political sovereignty, the military, and war," so it is in turn spread evenly throughout modern society as a network of domination. ‘Society Must Be Defended’ in Persian has been published in 366 pages and 1000 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:47:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276844/foucault-s-book-on-generalized-form-of-power-comes-out ‎‘Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous)’ rendered into Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276679/heretics-the-wondrous-and-dangerous-rendered-into-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the graphic narrative book with the full title, ‘Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy’ has been translated into Persian by Shahab al-Din Abbasi and released by Mazyar publishing in Tehran. The book is introduced as: “It tells the exciting story of the seventeenth-century thinkers who challenged authority-sometimes risking excommunication, prison, and even death-to lay the foundations of modern philosophy and science and help usher in a new world. ‘Heretics!’ offers a unique introduction to the birth of modern thought in comics form-smart, charming, and often funny.   These contentious and controversial philosophers, from Galileo and Descartes to Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Newton fundamentally changed the way we look at the world, society, and ourselves, overturning everything from the idea that the Earth is the center of the cosmos to the notion that kings have a divine right to rule. More devoted to reason than to faith, these thinkers defended scandalous new views of nature, religion, politics, knowledge, and the human mind.   ‘Heretics!’ tells the story of their ideas, lives, and times. Crisscrossing Europe as it follows them in their travels and exiles, the narrative describes their meetings and clashes with each other, as well as their confrontations with religious and royal authority. It recounts key moments in the history of modern philosophy, including the burning of Giordano Bruno for heresy, Galileo's house arrest for defending Copernicanism, Descartes's proclaiming cogito ergo sum, Hobbes's vision of the “nasty and brutish” state of nature, and Spinoza's shocking Theological-Political Treatise. Steven Nadler is the Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, and (from 2004-2009) Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. ‘Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy’ in Persian has been published in 116 pages and 1100 copies.       ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 10 Jun 2019 11:02:12 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/276679/heretics-the-wondrous-and-dangerous-rendered-into-persian