Famous Philosophers from Iran

List of notable or famous philosophers from Iran, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Iran and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Iran. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iranian philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Iran is included when available.

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This historic philosophers from Iran list can help answer the questions "Who are some Iranian philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Iran?" These prominent philosophers of Iran may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Iranian philosophers.

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  • Abdoldjavad Falaturi

    Abdoldjavad Falaturi (1926–1996) (Persian: عبدالجواد فلاطوری‎) was a German scholar of Iranian origin. He studied Islam (theology, sharia, ...) in Iran, up to the highest possible level, before going to Germany where he studied philosophy (up to Ph.d.) He has also written several other official publications (together with Udo Tworuschka) for education in Germany on Islamic theology (initially "Der Islam im Unterricht. Beiträge zur interkulturellen Erziehung in Europa", in: Beilage zu den Studien zur Internationalen Schulbuchforschung, Braunschweig : Georg-Eckert-Institut, 1992.) He focussed on the confusion between cultural habits and religious rules. Among others, he writes that it is ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1926-1996)
  • Abdolkarim Soroush (عبدالكريم سروش (listen ) Persian pronunciation: [æbdolkæriːm soruːʃ]; born Hossein Haj Faraj Dabbagh (born 1945; Persian: حسين حاج فرج دباغ‎), is an Iranian Islamic thinker, reformer, Rumi scholar, public intellectual, and a former professor of philosophy at the University of Tehran and Imam Khomeini International University He is arguably the most influential figure in the religious intellectual movement of Iran. Soroush is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. He was also affiliated with other prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, the Leiden-based International Institute as a visiting ...more
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Abu Tahir Marwazi

    Qotb al-Zaman Muhammad Abu Tahir Marwazi was a 12th-century prominent Persian philosopher from Khwarezmia. He died in Sarakhs in Iran in 1144CE.
  • Afshin Ellian (born 27 February 1966 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-Dutch professor of law, philosopher, poet, and critic of political Islam. He is an expert in international public law and philosophy of law.
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Ahmad Jalali (born 1949 in Shahroud) is an Iranian scholar and philosopher. He authored a dozen articles in social, cultural, historical, philosophical, political and international fields. Jalali was instrumental in registering five Iranian sites as World Heritage Site in UNESCO.
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Shahrud, Iran
  • Athīr al‐Dīn al‐Mufaḍḍal ibn ʿUmar ibn al‐Mufaḍḍal al‐Samarqandī al‐Abharī, also known as Athīr al‐Dīn al‐Munajjim (d. in 1265 or 1262 Shabestar, Iran) was a philosopher, astronomer, astrologer and mathematician. Other than his influential writings, he had many famous disciples.
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1200-1265)
    • Birthplace: Mosul, Iraq