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Imperial Iranian Society of Philosophy (in Persian: انجمن شاهنشاهی فلسفه ایران) was founded in Iran during the Pahlavi era by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a Professor of History of Science and Philosophy at the University of Tehran who also served for several years as President of Aryamehr University of Technology in Iran. He was also the first president of the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy. The Academy was the first academic institution to be founded upon the principles of philosophical Traditionalism.
William Chittick, who is renowned scholar of Sufi thought, literature and Islamic philosophy, completed his PhD in Persian literature at Tehran University in 1974. He then taught comparative religion at the Humanities Department at Tehran''s Aryamehr Technical University and left Iran just before the revolution in 1979. He was also for a short period before the revolution, an assistant professor at the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy.He has also served as assistant editor of Encyclopædia Iranica, and is currently professor of Religious Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Dr. Chittick has had collaborations with Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and Allameh Tabatabaei on several important projects.
- The Iranian Institute of Philosophy (former Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy
- Nasr Foundation
- Official website
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