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Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:08:03 GMT Religion and Thought 60 Rawalpindi to host "Rumi Studies and Masnavi Reading" http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282285/rawalpindi-to-host-rumi-studies-and-masnavi-reading According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the session was attended by Kashmiri, a Persian language Professor and Ma'souma Batul, director of the Association of Persian Language Graduate as well as those interested in Persian language.   The program is scheduled to be held two times a month in the Culture House of Rawalpindi where the remarkable ideas of Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi reflected in his poetry particularly in his 'Masnavi', one of the greatest poems of the Persian language will be discussed in a simple lucid language which is accessible to everyone.                ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:08:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282285/rawalpindi-to-host-rumi-studies-and-masnavi-reading Amsterdam to host Int’l Conference on Moral Philosophy ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282086/amsterdam-to-host-int-l-conference-on-moral-philosophy According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Moral Philosophy and Moral Relativism aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Moral Philosophy and Moral Relativism.   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 Moral Philosophy and Moral Relativism.   Topics of the conference include: Philosophy of ethics Moral philosophy Morality Right and wrong behavior Ethics Metaethics Metaphysical issues, objectivism and relativism Psychological issues in metaethics Egoism and altruism Emotion and reason Male and female morality Normative ethics Moral relativism Virtue theories Duty theories Consequentialist theories Types of utilitarianism Ethical egoism and social contract theory Applied ethics Normative principles in applied ethics Issues in applied ethics Abortion Infanticide Animal rights Environmental concerns Homosexuality Capital punishment Nuclear war   The deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:21:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282086/amsterdam-to-host-int-l-conference-on-moral-philosophy ‎‘Culture and Society’ explores development of culture notion in the West http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281989/culture-and-society-explores-development-of-culture-notion-in-the-west According to IBNA correspondent, the book attempts to consider the evolutionary process of culture and literature and its relation with society has been jointly translated into Persian by Ali-Akbar Masoum-Baigi and Nastaran Mousavi and released by Nehgah Publishing.   The organizing principle of this book is the discovery that the idea of culture, and the word itself in its general modern uses, came into English thinking in the period which we commonly describe as that of the Industrial Revolution. The book is an attempt to show how and why this happened, and to follow the idea through to our own day.     When first published, ‘Culture and Society’ was widely regarded as having overturned conventional social and historical thinking about culture. It argues that the notion of culture developed in response to the Industrial Revolution and the social and political changes it brought in its wake.   This is done through a series of studies of famous British writers and essayists, beginning with Edmund Burke and William Cobbett, also looking at William Blake, William Wordsworth, etc., and continuing as far as F. R. Leavis, George Orwell and Christopher Caudwell.   The book is still in print, in several editions. It has also been translated into many languages.         ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:54:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281989/culture-and-society-explores-development-of-culture-notion-in-the-west A new English translation of 'Masnavi' due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281920/a-new-english-translation-of-masnavi-due According to IBNA correspondent, Williams, the Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Religion at the University of ‎Manchester who was also Head of Religions and Theology in the School of Arts Histories and ‎Cultures 2008-2011‎ there, has entrusted his work to I.B. Tauris.   The translation of Rumi’s masterpiece will be printed in 536 pages. Earlier Penguin Publishing released the translation of the first book of Masnavi in August 2007.   I.B. Tauris was founded in 1983. Its declared strategy was to fill the perceived gap between trade publishing houses and university presses—that is, to publish serious but accessible works on international politics and culture. The company specialized in its early days on publishing on the Middle East.   The publisher now specializes in non-fiction books on art, history (medieval and modern), politics and International Relations, the Middle East and Islamic world generally, religion, geography and environment, and visual culture (including film, photography and contemporary art).    ‘Masnavi’ is one of the most influential works of Sufism, commonly called "the Quran in Persian.” It has been viewed by many commentators as the greatest mystical poem in world literature.  The masterpiece is a series of six books of poetry that together amount to around 26,000 verses or 52,000 lines. It is a spiritual text that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being truly in love with God.       ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:19:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281920/a-new-english-translation-of-masnavi-due Sydney to host International Conference on Cultural Diversity http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281842/sydney-to-host-international-conference-on-cultural-diversity According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Cultural Diversity and Cultural Differences aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Cultural Diversity and Cultural Differences.   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 Cultural Diversity and Cultural Differences.   Topics of the event include: Cultural diversity Process of sociocultural transformation Cultural variability Anthropological analysis Opposition and support Anthropological studies Variety of human societies or cultures in a specific region Quantification Cultural heritage Global monoculture Homogenization of cultures Cultural anthropology Globalization Causes, consequences and complexities of culture Study of cultural variation among humans Quality of diverse or different cultures Socio-cultural drivers of critical anthropogenic processes Resilience and robustness of socio-cultural systems   The deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text paper is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:59:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281842/sydney-to-host-international-conference-on-cultural-diversity ‎‘Starting with Hobbes’ introduces British thinker’s general ideas ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281931/starting-with-hobbes-introduces-british-thinker-s-general-ideas According to IBNA correspondent, the work is an introduction to Thomas Hobbes, which prompts the audience to read the scholar’s original works, has been translated into Persian by Masoud Azarfam and released by Qoqnous Publishing.   This book offers a new introduction to Hobbes, guiding the student through the key concepts of his work by examining the overall development of his ideas. Hobbes was one of the most important and influential philosophers of the seventeenth century. Covering all the key concepts of his work, ‘Starting with Hobbes’ provides an accessible introduction to the ideas of this hugely significant thinker.   Thematically structured, this book leads the reader through the full range of Hobbes' ideas and, uniquely, not just his political philosophy. In his day, he was internationally as famous for his theories about knowledge, language, the material nature of reality, mathematics, psychology, and religion, as he was for his politics; and these aspects of his work are fully covered.   The book places Hobbes firmly in his historical context, with discussions of his relations to contemporary thinkers such as Galileo and Descartes and of his influence on later thinkers such as Spinoza and Leibniz.   Continuum's Starting with"...series offers concise and accessible introductions to the key thinkers in philosophy. The books explore and illuminate the roots of each philosopher's work and ideas, leading readers to a thorough understanding of the key influences and philosophical foundations from which his or her thought developed. Ideal for first-year students starting out in philosophy, the series will serve as the ideal companion to study of this fascinating subject.   ‘Starting with Hobbes’ in Persian has been published in 254 pages and 1100 copies.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:13:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281931/starting-with-hobbes-introduces-british-thinker-s-general-ideas ‎‘The Sorrows of Love’ by the School of Life released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281720/the-sorrows-of-love-by-the-school-life-released According to IBNA correspondent, the long essay which aims to teach Romantic Realism has been translated into Persian by Mitra Naderi and published as a book by Sham’douni Publishing in Tehran.        Love has, quite unfairly, come to be associated with being happy. However, it is also one of the most reliable routes to misery. We tend to treat our sadness individually, as if it were unique and shameful. But, as this book explains, there are some solid reasons why love should be highly sorrowful at times. The good news is that, by understanding our romantic troubles and griefs, seeing them in their proper context and appreciating their prevalence, we will cease to feel so alone and so cursed. ‘The Sorrows of Love’ is not a study in despair; it is a guide to a more consoling, humane and in its own way joyful perspective on the complexities of love. The School of Life is a global organization helping people lead more fulfilled lives. It is a resource for helping us understand ourselves, for improving our relationships, our careers, and our social lives--as well as for helping us find calm and get more out of our leisure hours. They do this through films, workshops, books, and gifts--and through a warm and supportive community. ‘The Sorrows of Love’ in Persian has been published in 70 pages and 1000 copies.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 06 Oct 2019 13:36:47 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281720/the-sorrows-of-love-by-the-school-life-released ‎"A Night with German Writers" held http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281778/a-night-with-german-writers-held According to IBNA correspondent, quoting the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the subject of the first program from the series was "Devine Names" and a book by German author and researcher of Islamic studies Kathleen Göbel titled 'The Secret of Devine Names' was reviewed at the event.   The series of programs aim to introduce those German writers who are working on Iranology and Islamic studies as well as cultural ties between Iran and Germany.   Iranian Cultural Attaché to Germany Hamid Mohammadi said at the event: "Ms. Göbel has gathered an extensive material of various Islamic sources from various sects on the most beautiful names of God in a bid to describe them for German readers.” “The resulting book, 'The Secret of Devine Names' has been published in 344 pages by Verlog Main Donau Publishing this year,” he added. Following the session, Kathleen Göbel said: “I have elaborated on Divine Names by drawing on the verses of the Holy Quran, hadiths and other sources. I have compiled a collection of calligraphy and typography works which have been collected during my visits to Islamic countries.”              ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:54:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281778/a-night-with-german-writers-held Conference commemorates Mowlana Rumi in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281598/conference-commemorates-mowlana-rumi-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Iran's Academy of Persian Language and Literature, a number of organizations including Foundation of Iranology, National Commission of UNESCO in Iran, the Association of Hafez Fans and Iran's Academy of Persian Language and Literature will jointly hold the Conference of Commemorating Mowlana Rumi.   The event which is scheduled for Monday, October 7 will be attended by a number of Iranian experts including Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Khamenei, Seyyed Ali-Asghar Mir-Bagherifard, Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel and Abdul Mahdi Mostakin who will deliver speeches about Rumi, his ideas and work.   The conference will be held in Mohtasham Hall of Foundation of Iranology.   Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) is famous for his lyrics and for his didactic epic Masnavi-e Ma’navi (‘Spiritual Couplets’), which widely influenced mystical thought and literature throughout the Muslim world. By the end of the 20th century, his popularity had become a global phenomenon, with his poetry achieving a wide circulation in western Europe and the United States.    ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:04:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281598/conference-commemorates-mowlana-rumi-in-tehran Amsterdam to host International Conference on Metaphilosophy http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281660/amsterdam-to-host-international-conference-on-metaphilosophy According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org International Conference on Metaphilosophy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Metaphilosophy.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Metaphilosophy.   Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Metaphilosophy are cordially invited for presentation at the conference.   The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.   The topics of conference are: Metaphilosophy and philosophy Terminology of metaphilosophy Writings about metaphilosophy Metatheory Meta-knowledge Meta-aesthetics Meta-epistemology Meta-ethics Meta-ontology Non-philosophy Philosophical progress Unsolved problems in philosophy   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text articles is November 15, 2020.     ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:09:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281660/amsterdam-to-host-international-conference-on-metaphilosophy ‎‘Towards the Virtuous University’ in Persian to be reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281562/towards-the-virtuous-university-in-persian-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Amir-Hossein Khodaparast (Ph.D.) will be discussed at a session to be attended by the translator and other Iranian experts Ne’matollah Fazeli, Abbas Kazemi and Mokhtar Nouri who will make speeches on the subject.   An introduction on ‘Towards the Virtuous University’ reads: “A good university is invariably assumed to be one which is managerially effective in terms of its economic efficiency, and is judged in terms of entrepreneurialism, self-promotion and competitive innovation.   This book argues that in the majority of institutions, these goals are being pursued to the exclusion of academic excellence and public service. It proposes that there is a marked lack of intellectual leadership at senior management level within HE institutions and that academic workers must assume responsibility for the moral purposefulness of their institutions.   This will not be a retreat into the old values of an elitist 'ivory tower', but a rejection of the current deeply stratified university system which prematurely selects students for differentiated institutional streams.”   Jon Nixon is Honorary Professor within the Education University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, UK. He has written widely on cultural and intellectual history. The book review meeting will be held in the Center for the Strategic Researches on the Middle East on Sunday.       ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:11:08 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281562/towards-the-virtuous-university-in-persian-to-be-reviewed Antique version of ‘Masnavi’ to be unveiled in Mashhad http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281530/antique-version-of-masnavi-to-be-unveiled-in-mashhad According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from ‘Ganjineh Razavi’, this manuscript which was handwritten 15th century A.D. is the most ancient version which is kept in Astan-e Qods Rzavi Library and is one the 267 different manuscripts of the works of this towering figure of Persian poetry and mysticism kept in this place.   Deputy of museums and cultural heritage of Astan-e Qods Rzavi Organization Mahdi Qisari-Nik who is also the secretary of the unveiling ceremony said that the event is the 28th program from the series of cultural Tuesdays of Astan-e Qods Rzavi Organization which is scheduled for October 1. Masnavi-ye-Ma'navi is one of the most influential works of Sufism, commonly called "the Quran in Persian". It has been viewed by many commentators as the greatest mystical poem in world literature. Masnavi is a series of six books of poetry that together amount to around 25,000 verses or 50,000 lines. It is a spiritual text that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being truly in love with God.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:13:06 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281530/antique-version-of-masnavi-to-be-unveiled-in-mashhad New Persian translation of ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ published ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281473/new-persian-translation-of-the-society-the-spectacle-published According to IBNA correspondent, Guy Louis Debord (1931-1964) a French Marxist theorist, philosopher, filmmaker wrote this concise book in 1967 and gave a precise account of our contemporary world permeated with images and consumerism.   In ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ which is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer culture the author develops and presents the concept of the Spectacle. The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and celebrity.   Debord defines the spectacle as the “autocratic reign of the market economy.” Though the term “mass media” is often used to describe the spectacle’s form, Debord derides its neutrality. “Rather than talk of the spectacle, people often prefer to use the term ‘media,’” he writes, “and by this they mean to describe a mere instrument, a kind of public service.” Instead, Debord describes the spectacle as capitalism’s instrument for distracting and pacifying the masses.   The new translation of ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ has been accomplished by Goudarz Mirani and released by Elmi va Farhangi Publishing in 148 pages and 1000 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:07:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281473/new-persian-translation-of-the-society-the-spectacle-published Mowlana Rumi to be honored in Isfahan http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281418/mowlana-rumi-to-be-honored-in-isfahan According to IBNA correspondent, Director of Isfahan National Library and Documents Organization Masoud Kasiri said that this program is a scheduled for Monday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the library, where Iranian expert Saeed Algouneh will consider the book ‘The Forty Rules of Love’ by Turkish writer Elif Safak and the mystical aspects of Rumi's life. Moreover, an exhibition of paintings by Shaida Amirian which are inspired by ‘The Forty Rules of Love’ will be put on public display on the sidelines of the ceremony.   ‘The Forty Rules of Love’ is about Rumi and his spiritual mentor Shams Tabrizi. This book explains how Shams changed the life of Scholar to a Sufi through love.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 29 Sep 2019 12:04:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281418/mowlana-rumi-to-be-honored-in-isfahan Special meeting “The Sun of Balkh” on Rumi due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281423/special-meeting-the-sun-of-balkh-on-rumi-due According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Society for the Appreciation of Cultural Works and Dignitaries, the special meeting, “The Sun of Balkh: An Exploration in the Ideas of Mowlana Rumi” is scheduled for Monday, September 30 at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A number of Iranian experts and scholars will discuss the ideas of Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi as one of the towering figures of Iranian and world poetry and thought. Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) is famous for his lyrics and for his didactic epic Masnavi-e Ma’navi (‘Spiritual Couplets’), which widely influenced mystical thought and literature throughout the Muslim world. By the end of the 20th century, his popularity had become a global phenomenon, with his poetry achieving a wide circulation in western Europe and the United States. The decisive moment in Rumi life occurred when in the streets of Konya he met the wandering dervish—holy man—Shams al-Din (Sun of Religion) of Tabriz mysteries whose divine majesty and beauty was revealed to Rumi and turned into an inspiration for his love reflected in Rumi’s ghazals (about 30,000 verses) and a large number of Rubaiyat (“quatrains”).          ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 28 Sep 2019 11:12:21 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281423/special-meeting-the-sun-of-balkh-on-rumi-due Barcelona to host Conference on Frankfurt School and Enlightenment http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281026/barcelona-to-host-conference-on-frankfurt-school-and-enlightenment According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Frankfurt School and Enlightenment aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Frankfurt School and Enlightenment.   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 Frankfurt School and Enlightenment.   The topics include: History Institute for Social Research German prewar context Theorists Theoretical work Critical theory and the critique of ideology Dialectical method Influences and early works Critique of Western civilization Dialectic of Enlightenment and Minima Moralia Philosophy of music Critical theory and domination Negative dialectics Habermas and communicative rationality Criticism of Frankfurt School theorists Horkheimer and Adorno's pessimism Habermas's solutions: critical theory "between past and future" Criticism of psychoanalytic categorizations Economic and media critiques Cultural Marxism conspiracy theory   Deadline for submitting abstract/ full paper articles is October 01, 2019.      ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:06:18 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281026/barcelona-to-host-conference-on-frankfurt-school-and-enlightenment ‎‘In Search of Zarathustra’ a book on Iranian extension ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281603/in-search-of-zarathustra-a-book-on-iranian-extension According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by  ‘In Search of Zarathustra: Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First Prophet’ reads: “Long before the first Hebrew temple, before the birth of Christ, there lived in Persia a prophet to whom we owe the ideas of a single god, the cosmic struggle between good and evil, and the Apocalypse. His name was Zarathustra (Zoroaster), and his teachings eventually held sway from the Indus to the Nile and spread as far as Britain.   Following Zarathustra’s elusive trail back through time and across the Islamic, Christian, and Jewish worlds, Paul Kriwaczek uncovers his legacy at a wedding ceremony in present-day Central Asia, in the Cathar heresy of medieval France, and among the mystery cults of the Roman Empire.   He explores pre-Muslim Iran and Central Asia, ultimately bringing us face to face with the prophet himself, a teacher whose radical humility shocked and challenged his age, and whose teachings have had an enduring effect on Western thought. The result is a tour de force of travel and historical inquiry by an adventurer in the classic tradition.”   Paul Kriwaczek (1937-2014) was born in Vienna. He traveled extensively in Asia and Africa before developing a career in broadcasting and journalist. In 1970, he joined the BBC full-time and wrote, produced, and directed for twenty-five years. He also served as head of Central Asian Affairs at the BBC World Service.   ‎‘In Search of Zarathustra: Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First ‎Prophet’‎ in Persian has been released by Cheshmeh Publishing in 268 pages and 500 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:43:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281603/in-search-of-zarathustra-a-book-on-iranian-extension Conrad Meyer's account of Thomas Becket published in Persian ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281074/conrad-meyer-s-account-of-thomas-becket-published-in-persian   According to IBNA correspondent, translated into Persian by Mahmoud Haddadi, 'The Saint' is centered on the great quarrel between Henry II and his Chancellor and Primate of England, Thomas Becket.   Although in a broad sense based on history, its psychology is fancifully developed from a medieval legend found by Meyer in 1853 in 'History of the Conquest of England by the Normans, Book IX' (1825) according to which Becket was the son of an Englishman and of the sister of the Kalif of Cordova.   The story of Henry's amours with beautiful Rosamond Clifford in the hidden bower suggested the secret palace in which Meyer's Becket rears his daughter Grace to save her from royal lechery. The accidental slaying of Grace after her seduction by the king inspires in Becket a deep-laid plot for revenge under the veil of pretended loyalty and later of saintly devotion when he becomes Primate on Henry's nomination, whereby he drives the king to alternate fits of despair and fury over the loss of political advantages and of the love of his queen and sons. The tragic ending is historical.   Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825 – 1898) was a a master of realism chiefly remembered for stirring narrative ballads like "The Feet in the Fire" (Die Füße im Feuer).   'The Saint' in Persian has been released by Niloufar Publishing in 183 pages.             ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:58:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281074/conrad-meyer-s-account-of-thomas-becket-published-in-persian 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 14:20:38 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 13:13:22 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 12:38:41 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 12:02:47 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 14:44:29 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 11:24:11 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 11:35:43 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 12:34:36 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 10:55:29 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 10:56:42 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 12:11:29 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 15:07:28 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 13:48:53 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 11:53:48 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 12:13:28 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 11:15:35 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 11:42:39 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 16:06:34 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 13:23:35 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 12:31:16 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 14:49:44 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 13:14:26 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 14:13:51 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 13:13:56 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 10:54:13 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 10:05:31 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 12:33:28 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 12:35:17 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 11:13:28 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 12:59:42 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 14:52:36 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 15:01:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278744/marx-reads-spinoza-ties-poverty-with-love-ontology