Philosophical Research Activities of IICT

1. Introduction Regarding IICT Research Centers

2. Philosophy and Religion Research Center

- Quran Researches Department

- Epistemology Research Department

- Islamic Philosophy Research Department

- Theology and Religion Research Department

- Mysticism Research Department

1. Introduction Regarding IICT Research Centers

IICT covers four research centers, named "Philosophy and Religion Research", "Islamic Systems", "Culture and Social Studies", and "Encyclopedia". These research centers comprise twenty-three fields of study and their major tasks can be listed as:

· Listing subjects of studies

· Prioritizing, defining and presenting the drafts

· Confirming researchers competence

· Confirming the research plans

· Supervising the researches

· And confirming final version of the research

The above duties would be fulfilled in an exact process. At the moment about 200 researchers work in the academic boards or research groups full time or part time.

2. Philosophy and Religion Research Center

This research center includes seven Departments: "Quran Researches", "Epistemology", "Philosophy", "Theology and Religion Research", "Logic of Religion Comprehension", "Mysticism", and "The Youth Thought Center".

Goals and Programs:

· Reconsidering and making new researches in Islamic philosophy, theology and knowledge

· Illustrating and organizing fundamental topics in Islamic thought considering new necessities and theories

· Providing suitable grounds for strengthening and developing Islamic thought relevant to the needs of today world

· Responding to the inculcated doubts in the realm of Islamic theology and beliefs

· Criticizing opponent attitudes and schools of thought in foundations of Islamic Thought

- Quran Researches Department

Goals and Programs:

· Making all efforts to revive and develop inside-religion studies regarding new attitudes, sciences and subjects

· Criticizing and making new researches in various fields of Quranic knowledge and presenting them based on structures, regarding necessities and thoughts of today life

· Finding pathology of Quranic studies and criticizing wrong interpretations of Quranic concepts as infallible and revelation, and responding to the inculcated doubts in the realm of Quranic sciences

Published Works:

No.

Title

Author

1

Principles of Anthropology in the View of Quran

A. Nasri

2

Analysis of Quran Language and Methodology of its Comprehension

M. B. Saeedi Roshan

3

Knowing the Concept of Miracle

M. B. Saeedi Roshan

4

Analysis of Revelation in the View of Islam and Christianity

M. B. Saeedi Roshan

5

Mutual Relationship Between Quran and Tradition

A. Nasiri

6

Cosmology in Quran

A. Kia Shemshaki

7

Quran and Secularism

M. H. Ghadrdan Ghara Maleki

8

Politics and Government in Quran

K. Ghazi Zadeh

9

Principles of Training in the View of Quran

M. Beheshti

10

Marefat in Quran (5 Vols.)

(The Memory of Ayatollah Marefat)

A. Nasiri

11

Friend and Enemy in the View of Quran

M. R. Kashefi

12

Right and Wrong in the View of Quran

H. Moalemi

13

Quranic Basis for the Authority of the Jurist

A. Zooelm

14

The Most Beautiful Story

H. Sayedi Saraavi

15

Spiritual Life in the View of Quran

A. Jamshidi

16

Knowing Verbal Miracle of Quran

R. Babaee

17

Divine Testing in the View of Quran

H. Mahdavian & A. Natanzi

18

Mental Tension in the View of Quran

S. E. Hosseini Koohsari

19

Self-purity in the View of Quran

M. J. Eskanarloo & M. Maghfoori )

20

Faith and Freedom in Quran

S. M. A. Daee Nejad

21

The Most Beautiful Word

H. Ahmadi

22

A Research in Jurisprudential Verses of Quran

M. Faker Meybodi

23

Quran and Pluralism

M. H. Ghadrdan Ghara Maleki

24

Knowing the Revelation

M. B. Saeedi Roshan

25

Trust

H. Rohani Nejad

26

Quran in Nahjolbalagha

A. Javadi Amoli

27

Quran and Secularism

H. Ghadrdan Gharamaleki

- Epistemology Research Department

Goals and Programs:

· Establishing restoration, research, coordination and reformation in Islamic epistemology considering contemporary epistemological schools, ideas, and topics

· Explaining common and disputable points in principles and trends of Islamic and western epistemology

· Presenting, explaining and evaluating schools and theories in old and contemporary epistemology

· Studying and reviewing schools and theories of epistemology in a comparative basis

· Presenting principles and necessities of sciences close to epistemology and their interrelations, as correlated philosophies, and effect of non-epistemological principles on epistemology

· Examining and criticizing the concurrence of epistemological results of other sciences with Religious Knowledge

Published Works:

No.

Title

Author

1

An Introduction to Hermeneutic

A. Vaezi

2

Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy:

A Review

H. Moalemi

3

Recognition Theory

A. Nasri

4

Critique and Creativity in Thought

A. Shariatmadari

5

Epistemology of Factual and Actual Propositions

M. Moradi

6

Epistemology in the View of Religious Knowledge

A. Rabbani Golpayegani

7

Epistemology

R. Aodi (Translator: A. Ahmadi )

8

Metaphysics: How Is It Possible?

M. Ghavam Safari

9

Theme and History of Islamic Epistemology

H. Moalemi

10

Physics, Philosophy and Theology

Translator: H. Hemati

11

Rationality of Epistemology in Pouyers Scientific View

A. Abtahi

12

Western Physicists and Believing in God

M. Golshani

13

An Introduction to Epistemology in Western Philosophy

H. Moalemi

14

Universe Initiation in the View of Modern Cosmology and Transcendental Theosophy

P. Fatoorehchi

15

Encyclopedia of Imam Ali (Vol. 1)

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16

Social Science

M. A. Bakhtiari

17

Science and Theology

A. Haghighi

18

Epistemology

A. Ahmadi

19

Criticism of Kant Time-Space Concept

M. Mobasheri

20

A Criticism on Principles of Humanistic Epistemology

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Held Conferences:

#

Conference Name

Year

Location

IICT Representative

1

Cognitive Sciences

2001

IICT Allameh Jafari Hall

Dr. Hashemi Golpaiegani / Mr. Fatourehchi

2

Cognitive Sciences

2008

IICT Meetings Hall

Epistemolohy Group Members

- Islamic Philosophy Research Department

IICT has been established to accomplish following missions:

1- Criticism and remodification of scientific epistemological heritages inherited from past scientists in the field of religion research, theosophy, religious epistemology and Islamic social systems.

2- Rearrangement and proper presentation of religious cognitions considering new ideas and demands.

3- Theorization, Innovation and solving problems in the field of religious thought and Islamic behavioral systems.

4- Comparative study and scientific & innovative criticism of opponent schools and viewpoints.

5- Scientific defense of religious thought, culture and theosophy.

6- Attempt to meet scientific and theoretic demands of Islamic Republic system in the field of behavioral and social systems of Islam.

Enjoying two decades of experience, IICT have established below intellectual science departments and publish diverse and comprehensive philosophical researches.

Goals and Programs:

Islamic Philosophy Research Department Objectives:

1- Reinvestigation and rearrangement of Islamic Philosophy

2- Focusing on new ideas and demands to provide an enriched and dynamic Islamic Philosophy

3- Studying relations between philosophy and religion and inference of intellectual discussions out of religious texts

4- Explanation and coordination of Islamic Philosophy in todays words.

5- Answering to inductive doubts in the field of Islamic theosophy and Philosophy

6- Criticizing opponent schools and viewpoints

Scientific Majors of Islamic Philosophy Department

1- Inference of Intellectual cognitions and conceptions out of religious texts

2- Reinvestigation, criticizing and theorizing Islamic Philosophy

3- Extraction of addend philosophies out of Islamic intellectual sciences

4- Review and evaluation of critical viewpoints and works of Islamic philosophy

5- Applied study of Islamic philosophy discussions in accordance with todays demands

6- Analytical and critical history of Islamic philosophy

7- Comparative studies of Philosophical schools and thoughts

8- Philosophy of Islamic philosophy

9- Addend philosophies

Investigative and scientific activities of Islamic philosophy Department:

A) Investigative Measures

1- Publication of "Addend Philosophies" in 2 volumes. In 2006, Dr. Khosropanah (the head of IICT Philosophy dept.) collected 28 articles of Howzah and Academic scholars. This book was published in 1200 copies by IICT publications.

2- Publishing a special issue for addend philosophies in Qabasat magazine. The Qabasat quarterly which is published by IICT in the field of religion research, covered addend philosophies in volumes 39 & 40 ( 2006 Spring / Summer) This special issue consisted of 17 articles of Howzah and Academic scholars.

3- Approval of several plans of Addend Philosophies and signing their contracts with Howzah and Academic scholars.

4- Publication of several philosophical works.

B) Conferences and Forums on Addend Philosophy

1- World Philosophy Day forum (2005) was held at the IICT bldg. to explain addend philosophy. It should be noted that Ayatollah Sobhani, as the guest lecturer, talked about "Philosophy of Wisdom"

2- World Philosophy Day forum (2006) was held at the IICT bldg. to explain addend philosophy. It should be noted that Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli, as the guest lecturer, talked about "Philosophy of Philosophy"

3- Several other forums and workshops at IICT, Tehran University and IICS on Addend Philosophy.

4- Forums on "Philosophy and natural philosophy" attended by philosophy and natural philosophy instructors.

5- World Philosophy Day Forum (2008) and memorial of Allameh Sharaani and debating Addend Philosophies in his perspective: philosophy of philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Astronomy

C) Held Chairs

#

Chair Name

Year

Chair Type

IICT Lecturer

1

Monitoring

2007

Theorizing

Dr. Khosropanah

2

Philosophy of Islamic Philosophy

2009

Theorizing

Dr. Khosropanah

D) Scientific Congresses

#

Conference Name

Year

Location

IICT Representative

1

Allameh Ashtiani

2005

Qom

Dr. Khosropanah

2

Allameh Sharaani

2008

Qom

Dr. Khosropanah

Published Works:

No.

Title

Author

1

Introducing New Western Philosophies to the Iranians

K. Mojtahedi

2

Causalities in the View of Asharites and Hume

S. Taheri

3

God and Man in Yaspers Philosophy 

A. Nasri

4

God in the View of Sadr Al Motalehin and Paul Tillich

A. Tooran

5

Reasoning for the Proofs of Gods Existence

H. R. Shakerin

6

Relation of Religion and Philosophy in the World of Islam

R. Akbarian

7

God in Philosophy and Religion

M. H. Ghadrdan Gharamaleki

8

Science and Philosophy

H. Parsa Nia

9

A Criticism on Karl Poopers Philosophy

R. Davari Ardakani

10

Recognition Theory in Islamic Philosophy

A. Nasri

11

History of the Schools of Hermeneutics on the Holy Bible

A. Sajedi

12

Existentialism Philosophies

A. Mosleh

13

On Philosophy and Knowledge

H. Jamshidi

14

Religion and Inspiration

A. H. Khosro Panah

15

Co-related Philosophies (2 Vols.)

A. H. Khosro Panah

16

Analytical Philosophy

A. H. Khosro Panah

17

As Nietzsche Said

Y. A. Kord Firuz Jani

18

An Introduction to Mola Sadras Life and Thought

M. T. Sohrabi Far

19

A Review of Motaharis Philosophical Thoughts (2 Vols.)

H. A. Rahmati

20

Biography of Famous Philosophers

Translator: H. Kalbasi Ashtari

21 Eternal Philosophy H. Moalemi
22 Philosophical Thought Of the West A. Dejkam
23 Wisdom and Love M. T. Sohrabi Far

24

Acquaintance with Muslim Philosophers

Khaje Nasir Toosi

 

 

- Theology and Religion Research Department

Goals and Programs:

· Researching Islamic theology and reviewing works of great Muslim theologians

· Explaining and coordinating Islamic thoughts according to today language

· Trying to deepen and develop Islamic theology due to current views and necessities

· Responding to the inculcated doubts in Islamic theology

· Criticizing opponent schools and views

Published Works:

No.

Title

Author

1

Religious Experience and Mystic Revelation

M. T. Faali

2

The Researcher of Thoughts

A. Nasri

3

Wisdom Tradition

A. Reshad

4

Philosophy of Religion

A. Reshad

5

The Doctrine of Wisdom

S. Beheshti

6

God and Religion in a Humanistic Approach

M. Sane Poor

7

Contemporary Research in Religion

A. Reshad

8

What Man Expects from Religion?

A. Nasri

9

A Research in Chastity of the Infallibles

H. Yoosefian & A. H. Sharifi

10

Philosophy of Religion History

Translator: H. R. Ayatollahi

11

Motahari and Modern Theology

A. F. Ghara Maleki

12

A Criticism on Ideological Attitude toward Islam

D. Mahdavi Zadegan

13

Shiite Philosophy

M. Rahimi Nejad

14

Speak about God

A. Zamani

15

Phenomenology of Religion

M. Khatami

16

Philosophy of Religion and Modern Theology

M. Jebreili

17

Reasons of the Proofs of Gods Existence and a Criticism on John Hospers Dubieties

Hamid Reza Shakerin

18

Social Science beyond Realism and Interpretation

Translator: M. A. Bakhtiari

19

Modern Theology

A. Ojebi

20

Wisdom and Revelation

H. Yoosefian & A. H. Sharifi

21

Response to Theological Dubieties

M. H. Ghadrdan Ghara Maleki

22

Philosophy of Religion

M. T. Jafari

23

Philosophy of Imamate: Philosophical and Gnostic attitude

Y. Yasrebi

24

Research on Relation of Religion and Gnosticism

Y. Yasrebi

25

A Third Look on Determination and Free Choice

M. H. Ghadrdan Ghara Maleki

26

Epistemological Frame of Modern Theology

A. F. Ghara Maleki

27

Shiite Theology: Nature, Coordinates and Sources

M. R. Kashefi

28

The Last Religion

M. H. Ghadrdan Ghara Maleki

29

The Intellectual Paradox

D. Mahdavi Zadegan

30

Religious Thought and Secularism

H. Hemmati

31

Secularism (2 Vols.)

H. R. Shakerian

32

Blessing and Invocation

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33

Pilgrimage and Intercession

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34

Limits of Man s power

A. Fallah Rafi

35

Dream and its Signs

M. Shojaee

36

Philosophy of Mans Creation

A. Nasri

37

Universality and Perfection of Religion

A. Rabani Golpayegani

38

Halting Places of Resurrection

M. Shojaee

39

Return to Existence

M. shojaee

40

Rising and Resurrection

M. shojaee

41

Ascent of Soul

M. shojaee

42

Natural Theism

A. Mehrizi

43

The World Value

H. A. Ali Akbarian

44

Rationalism and Believing in Religion

H. Yoosefian & A. H. Sharifi

45

Nature and Religion

A. Rabbani Golpayegani

46

A Criticism on Ghazali

Y. Yasrebi

47

The Evil and the Mystery of Differences

M. S. Jebreili

48

Mans Free Choice and the Former Divine Knowledge

M. Saeedi Mehr

49

Theology and Research

H. Sadeghi

50

An Introduction to the Realm of Religion

H. A. Akbarian

51

Religious Faith in Islam and Christianity

M. T. Faali

52

The Domain of Prophets Massage

A. F. Ghara Maleki

53

Religious Pluralism

S. M. Nabavian 

54

Change of Religious Understanding

A. Vaezi

55

Contraction and Dilation: From the Concept to the World

M. Zadegan

56

Relation of Religion and Science in the West

M. A. Rezaee Esfehani

57

Existential Evolution and Creation Signs

E. Kalantari

58

Encyclopedia of Imam Ali (Vols. 2,3,10&11)

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59

What Do Seculars Say?

A. Rabani Golpayegani

60

The Collection of Infallibility

H. Yoosefian & A. H. Sharifi

61

A Research on Aspects of Pluralism

H. Ghadrdan Gharamaleki

62

Verbal Principles of the Prophets Invitation

A. F. Ghara Maleki

63

Incarnation of Action and Intercession

M. Shojaee

64

Response to Theological Dubieties

M. H. Ghadrdan Ghara Maleki

- Mysticism Research Department

Goals and Programs:

· Researching and criticizing Islamic heritage in philosophy of mysticism, theoretical mysticism, practical mysticism, mystic writings, and prayer

· Rearranging Islamic knowledge due to todays language and new views and necessities

· Deducing mystic knowledge from authentic resources, especially tradition of Ahl Al Bayt, and reproducing and theorizing new concepts

· Examining and comparing schools of thoughts, attitudes, and cross-major studies in the subject

· Criticizing the opponent and deviant sects and responding to the dubieties considering Islamic mysticism

Published Works:

No.

Title

Author

1

Three Jurisprudential Essays

Ayatollah M. A. Shah Abadi

2

Rashahat Al Bihar

Translator: Z. Vaysi

3

Shazarat Al Maarif

Ayatollah N. Shah Abadi

4

Rashahat Al Maarif

H. Tehrani & Ayatollah F. Golpayegani

5

Hadith of Love and the Nature

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6

Nature of Love

Ayatollah F. Golpayegani

7

Elaboration of " Rashahat Al Bihar"

Ayatollah N. Shah Abadi

8

Existential Perfections of Man

M. Shojaee

9

Guardianship in Mysticism

H. Rohani Nejad

10

Philosopher of the Natur

A. H. Mortazavi

11

Religion of the Pious

A. Reshad

12

An Introduction to Spiritual Experience

A. Reshad

13

The Center for the people

A. Nesari

IICTs activities on Philosophy of religion:

The narrow and exact meaning of philosophy of religion is "intellectual and out of box study of general rules of religions major categories". Due to great importance of these discussions in global horizon, which is one the most popular fields of study in religion study field, IICT have taken some steps in this regards. There are numerous articles written by researchers and here, we point to some of the published works:

Book Title

Author

Divine a priori science and mans choice

Mohammad Saiidi Mehr

Philosophy of religion

Allameh jafari

Islamic theology and verifiability

Hadi Sadeghi

Introduction on domain of religion

Mr. Ali-Akbarian

Modern religion studies

Ali Akbar rashad

Religion Phenomenology

Mahmoud Khatami

Philosophy of religion

Ali Akbar Rashad

Evolution of religion comprehension

Ahmad Vaezi

Analysis and review of religious pluralism

Ali Rabbani Golpaiegani

From Contraction of meaning to Dilation of world

Davoud mahdavi ghaffarzadegan

Religion in Modern World

Seyyed Mohammad Ali Daeinejad

The relation of science and religion in the west

Mohammad Ali Rezaei


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