A Study of the “Development of Philosophical Thought in Ancient Iran” in the Specialized Meeting of “The History of Thought, Wisdom, and Philosophy”                   05.11.2008


         Following the series of the meetings, conferences, and seminars for researchers, the fourth specialized meeting of “The History of Philosophy” was held by Sadra Islamic Philosophy Institute hosting selected members of the four-fold scientific councils of “The Center of Compiling A Comprehensive History of Wisdom and Philosophy”.

In this meeting a great number of the distinguished professors and researchers of philosophy, archaeology, history, and linguistics departments of Tehran University, ‘Allamah Tabataba’i University, and the archaeology research centers of the Organization for Cultural Heritage, Humanities, and Cultural Studies participated.

The meeting was held with Professor Seyyed Mohammed Khamenei, the President of Sadra Islamic Philosophy Institute, Dr. A’awani, Dr. Mujtahidi, and Dr. Mujtaba’i as the members of the Scientific Council of “The Center for Compiling A Comprehensive History of Wisdom and Philosophy." A number of papers were presented and several issues in relation to this project were discussed.


The issues posed in the speeches included “a comparative study of the wisdom of ancient Iran and Greek philosophy”, “the effect of Iranian ideas on Judaism”, “Anaxagoras, reasoning, star worship, and materialism, and “Mani, the philosopher of ancient times”.

It is noteworthy that in these meetings, after each speech, some time is always allocated to challenging and discussing the ideas and subjects presented so that the researchers and scholars specializing in various disciplines freely exchange their opinions. This shows the attempts of Sadra Islamic Philosophy Institute at employing the methods of research in interdisciplinary studies, as well as the new methods of group scientific research in order to attain more sublime achievements in conformity with the demands of the glorious and holy system of the Islamic Republic of Iran and scientific and philosophical freedom.        

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