The philosopher and the revolutionary state: How Karl Popper's ideas shaped the views of iranian intellectuals

The present paper is an attempt to explore the impact of Karl Popper's ideas on the views of a number of intellectual groups in post-revolutionary Iran. Throughout the text, we have tried to make use of original sources and our own personal experiences. The upshot of the arguments of the paper is that the Viennese philosopher has made a long-lasting impression on the intellectual scene of present-day Iran in that even those socio-political groups which are not in favour of his ideas, especially his model of critical rationalism, have felt the urgent need to make themselves familiar with them. Moreover, many of Popper's ideas have directly or indirectly influenced the thinking of the decision-makers in Iran since 1978.
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A. J. Arberry (1954). The Legacy of Persia. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 16 (1):137-137.

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Ali Akbar Navabi (2007). Philosophy of Science in Iran. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 21 (1):75 – 89.
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