TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) -- The Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute (SIPRIn) held its 13th conference on Thursday under the title Philosophical Education and Philosophy of Education.


May 22 has been declared the commemoration day of Mulla Sadra. Sadra (1571–1640) was a Persian philosopher, who led the Iranian cultural renaissance of the 17th century.


Several prominent literary figures including Reza Davari-Ardekani, Mostafa Mohaqeq-Damad, Mohammad Ikhani, Sadreddin Taheri, Gholamhossein Ebrahimi Dinani, and Qasem Purhassan gave speeches at the one-day session.


The articles delivered at the conference mainly reviewed the topics of “Philosophy and Education” and “Philosophy and Children.”


Mulla Sadra, the Iranian philosopher, is the foremost representative of the illuminationist, or Ishraqi School of philosophy and mysticism. He is commonly regarded as the greatest philosopher the country of Iran has produced.


A scion of a notable Shirazi family, Mulla Sadra completed his education at Isfahan, the then leading cultural and intellectual center of Iran. After his studies with scholars there, he produced several works, the most famous of which was his Asfar (Journeys). Asfar contains the bulk of his philosophy, which was influenced by a personal mysticism bordering on the ascetic that he experienced during a 15-year retreat at Kahak, a village near Qom, Iran.


Toward the end of his life, he returned to Shiraz to teach. He died on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.










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