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The transcendent philosophy founded by Mulla Sadra is the single most important philosophy in contemporary Islamic philosophical thought. Many great scholars from around the world have recently turned their attention to the practical dimensions of this philosophy. However, many practical implications of transcendent philosophy, particularly the political ones, have received less attention.

Call For Papers
Politics from the Perspective of Transcendent Philosophy
22 January 2009
Academy of Islamic Sciences and Culture, Qom, Iran

The transcendent philosophy founded by Mulla Sadra is the single most important philosophy in contemporary Islamic philosophical thought. Many great scholars from around the world have recently turned their attention to the practical dimensions of this philosophy. However, many practical implications of transcendent philosophy, particularly the political ones, have received less attention.
The Research Center for Political Science and Thought at the Academy of Islamic Sciences and Culture is to hold a conference and invites philosophers and scholars from around the world to examine this new area of transcendent philosophy. The focus of the conference will be political and social philosophy. It is hoped that this will be a step forward in setting and promoting the model for a new political system.
Scholars and researchers are invited to attend the conference and to present their papers. Papers may be on any suitable topic including, but not limited, to the following.

GENERAL TOPICS
• The position of transcendent philosophy in Islamic political thought.
• The necessity of introducing political aspects of transcendent philosophy in our time.
• The expansion and contraction of political thought in transcendent theosophy.
• Analytical study of political thought in the works of modern and contemporary philosophers and jurists, such as Imam Khomeini.

CONCEPTS
• Anthropology in transcendent philosophy.
• Psychology and its situation in the politics of transcendent philosophy.
• Prophecy and prophetology in transcendent philosophy.
• Imamate and wilayat in transcendent philosophy.
• Free will and determinism in transcendent philosophy.
• The position of shariah in the politics of transcendent philosophy.
• Philosophical analysis of legitimacy in transcendent philosophy.
• Philosophical analysis of justice in transcendent philosophy.
• Philosophical analysis of political power in transcendent philosophy.
• Philosophical analysis of social and political security in transcendent philosophy.

RELATIONSHIPS
• The relationship between theology and political philosophy in transcendent philosophy.
• The relationship between morality and politics in transcendent philosophy.
• The relationship between political legitimacy and divine legitimacy in transcendent philosophy.
• The relationship between the political principles of transcendent, peripatetic, and illuminationist philosophy, a comparative study.
 

HISTORY OF IDEAS
• Mulla Sadra’s approaches to the Safavid dynasty.
• Mulla Sadra’s contribution to political thought in Islamic philosophy.
• The impact of transcendent philosophy on the political thought of contemporary Muslim thinkers.
• The followers of transcendent philosophy and their role in contemporary sociopolitical developments, specifically in the Iranian Constitutional Movement and the Islamic Revolution.

Notes:
• Abstracts should be limited to 500 words and papers to 5000 words.
• The name and contact information, including electronic and postal addresses, of the writer should be mentioned both in the abstract and the paper.
• The abstract and the paper should only be sent electronically via the email address below.
• Authors of accepted papers will be contacted.

Important Dates:
Submission of the abstract: 15 July 2008
Submission of the full paper: 15 October 2008
Address: Politics from the Perspective of Transcendent Philosophy Conference Office, Research Center for Political Science and Thought, Academy of Islamic Sciences and Culture, Moallim St., Qom, Iran.
Telephone: +98 251 7831724
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