"Philosophical Discourse and Modernity. Current Positions from Iran."

07.12.2016 | 18:00 - 19:30

Zweite von 2 Veranstaltungen zum Thema, organisiert von der Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies und dem Institut für Philosophie der Freien Universität

This session discusses perspective on the notion of modernity presented by two Iranian philosophers who critically analyze both appropriations of western philosophical discourses in Iran as well as the problem of Eurocentrism in western Philosophy. Hossein Mesbahian (PhD Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, currently

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Universität Teheran) examines the question whether the term 'Modernity' is bound to a specific cultural context and at the same time questions its implicitly Eurocentric claim to Universality. Meysam Sefidkhosh (PhD Philosophy Shabid Beheshti University, Teheran; Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Beheshti Univeristy) critically inquires into the phenomenon of narration in philosophical discourses of modernity in Iran, drawing in the Example of Hegel reception.


  • European Modernity and the Exclusion of the Other
    Hossein Mesbahian (Universität Teheran)
  • Narrating Modernity and its Other. The Case of Hegel in Iran
    Meysam Sefidkhosh (Shahid Beheshti Universität, Teheran)

Sprache: Englisch

Zeit & Ort

07.12.2016 | 18:00 - 19:30

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Philosophie
Habelschwerdter Allee 30
14195 Berlin

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