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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 was a German scholar of Iranian origin. He studied Islam in Iran, up to the highest possible level, before going to Germany where he studied philosophy He has also written several other official publications for education in Germany on Islamic theology He focussed on the confusion between cultural habits and religious rules. Among others, he writes that it is incorrect to state that the headscarf is a religious obligation. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 70 (1926-1996)

Abdolkarim Soroush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Philosophers from Iran
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Abdolkarim Soroush, born Hossein Haj Faraj Dabbagh, is an Iranian thinker, reformer, Rumi scholar and a former professor of philosophy at the University of Tehran and Imam Khomeini International University. He is arguably the most influential figure in religious intellectual movement in 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 professor for the Study of Islam in the Modern World and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. He is named by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

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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. ...more on Wikipedia


Afshin Ellian 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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

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