The Iranian Precursors of the Fourth Political Theory | Eugene Montsalvat

The intellectual forebears of the Iranian Revolution would successfully merge the most radical of 20th century thought with the Islamic tradition of Iran to develop a truly revolutionary synthesis. As in the Fourth Political Theory, Heidegger plays a key role, as the philosopher of a new beginning, who heralds the return of an authentic essence. The foundation of Iranian Heideggerian thought was laid by Ahmad Fardid, as Ali Mirsepassi notes in “Political Islam, Iran, and the Enlightenment:”

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