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An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia - Dr Mehdi Aminrazavi

27th February 2015
In this 15 minute interview on the Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, Dr Aminrazavi reflects on his own intellectual engagement with the centuries-long traditions of Persian philosophy from contemporary perspectives.
All major civilisations of the world have cultivated a philosophical tradition, but only a few have had a continuous tradition with surviving texts. Persia is home to one such civilisation with continuity of philosophical thought for more than two-and-a-half millennia. In this 15minute interview on the Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, Dr Aminrazavi reflects on his own intellectual engagement with the centuries-long traditions of Persian philosophy from contemporary perspectives.

Dr Aminrazavi has been involved with the Anthology project with Professor Hossein Nasrsince its early stages. In this interview, he elaborates on the development of philosophical thought in Muslim lands through different eras and on the emergence of particular terms and concepts in different contexts.