The Global Middle East : Transnationalism in Iranian Political Thought: The Life and Times of Ahmad Fardid Series Number 1, Hardback Book

The Global Middle East : Transnationalism in Iranian Political Thought: The Life and Times of Ahmad Fardid Series Number 1 Hardback

Description

During the Iranian Revolution of 1978/9, the influence of public intellectuals was widespread.

Many espoused a vision of Iran freed from the influences of 'Westtoxification', inspired by Heideggerian concepts of anti-Western nativism.

By following the intellectual journey of the Iranian philosopher Ahmad Fardid, Ali Mirsepassi offers in this book an account of the rise of political Islam in modern Iran.

Through his controversial persona and numerous public and private appearances before, during and particularly after the Revolution, Fardid popularised an Islamist vision militantly hostile to the modern world that remains a fundamental part of the political philosophy of the Islamic Republic to this day.

By also bringing elements of Fardid's post-revolutionary thought, as well as a critical analysis of Foucault's writings on 'the politics of spirituality', Mirsepassi offers an essential read for all those studying the evolution of political thought and philosophy in modern Iran and beyond.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 408 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 00 Printed music items; 00 Tables, unspecified; 00 Tables,
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9781107187290

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