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Hossein Mesbahian

Ph.D Western Philosophy The University of Tehran,, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Department of Philosophy


Hossein Mesbahian, former post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, is now an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tehran, Iran, working on the project “Disciplining Philosophy in Iran: Past and Future.” His research over the last decade has focused on non-Western perspectives on Western contemporary continental philosophy and philosophical issues, notably examining concepts of subjectivity, universality, modernity, identity, university, and the future of philosophy as a discipline.

He has published numerous articles concerning these issues, among them: A Philosopher Against Philosophy (Tehran: Kouchak, 2007, in Farsi). With Norris, T., Dieter Misgeld: From Hermeneutics of the Ancient Text to the Text of Emancipatory Politics (Montreal: Black Rose Books, forthcoming). With D. Misgeld & T. Norris, “A Philosopher’s Journey from Hermeneutics to Emancipatory Politics,” Paideusis: International Journal in Philosophy of Education, 19:2 (2010), 86-97. “Modernity and its Other: The Logic of Inclusive Exclusion,” Falsafeh (Journal of Philosophy), University of Tehran, 38:1 (Spring & Summer 2010), 165-190. “A New Critical Theory? Habermas and the Search for the Normative Foundations,” Falsafeh (Journal of Philosophy), University of Tehran, 37:2 (Summer 2009), 35-61. “Cogito, Madness and Writing,” Falsafeh (Journal of Philosophy), University of Tehran, 36:3 (Autumn 2008), 25-42, “From Suspicion to Affirmation: Paul Ricoeur and a Genetic Phenomenology of Ideology,” Falsafeh, (Journal of Philosophy), University of Tehran, 36:1 (Spring 2008), 21-47 For more details, please click on : Hossein Mesbahian,Curriculum Vitae