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Ali Paya
University of Westminster
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    The Philosopher and the Revolutionary State: How Karl Popper’s Ideas Shaped the Views of Iranian Intellectuals.Ali Paya & Mohammad Amin Ghaneirad - 2006 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 20 (2):185 – 213.
    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 (...)
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    “Dialogue” In a “Real World”: Quixotic Pursuit or Sine Qua Non?Ali Paya - 2002 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 16 (2):201-222.
    Can dialogue make real impact on the state of affairs in the real world, or is it a pastime of the polite societies or a lullaby useful for sending gullible grown-ups into “sleep”? In the present paper, following a two-tier analysis of the notion of dialogue, as “shared exploration towards greater understanding, connection, or possibility,” and as a product of our “collective intentionality,” I shall develop a bifurcated argument. Against the cynic pundits, who preach that realpolitik and not dialogue is (...)
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    Nihilism and Information Technology.Alireza Mansouri & Ali Paya - 2020 - Journal of Philosophical Theological Research 21 (4):29-54.
    Søren Kierkegaard, in his essay "The Present Age," takes a hostile stance towards the press. This is because he maintains that the press prepares the ground for the emergence of nihilism. Hubert Dreyfus extends this idea to other information technologies, especially the Internet. Since Kierkegaard-Dreyfus’ attitude towards various forms of information technology originates from philosophical anthropology and a particular conception of the meaning of life, assessing the viability of the attitude they hold requires further critical scrutiny. This paper aims to (...)
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    A Critical Assessment of the Programmes of Producing ‘Islamic Science’ and ‘Islamisation of Science/Knowledge’.Ali Paya - 2015 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 29 (3):311-335.
    In the present article, working from within the framework of critical rationalism and focusing mostly on the views developed by some Iranian writers, I argue that the programmes of producing ‘Islamic Science’ and ‘Islamisation of Science/Knowledge’ are doomed to failure. I develop my arguments in three parts. I start by explaining that the advocates of the programmes of producing cIS or IoK subscribe to mistaken images of science that are shaped by either a positivist or outmoded culturalist/interpretivist theories of science. (...)
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  5. Die Gestalt der kommenden globalen Zivilgesellschaft: Vorschläge für eine mögliche islamische Perspektive.Ali Paya - 2007 - Polylog.
    Für Ali Paya verspricht die Zivilgesellschaft im Kontext muslimischer Gesellschaften an sich schon die Aussicht auf Distanzierung und Relativierung fundamentalistischer religiöser Standpunkte. Der Beitrag, der durch eine solche inner-islamische Wende weltweit geleistet werden könnte, liegt auf der Hand: muslimische Zivilgesellschaften könnten, wenn sie entstehen, genau in jenem Gespräch mit anderen Gesellschaften, auch säkularen, in der Lage sein, den Boden für eine volle und konstruktive Partizipation in der Gestaltung einer wünschenswerten künftigen globalen Zivilgesellschaft zu bereiten.
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    East And West: Allama Jafari on Bertrand Russell by Seyed Javad Miri.Ali Paya - 2015 - Philosophy East and West 65 (3):991-993.
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    Islam, Modernity, and the Human Sciences. By Ali Zaidi. [REVIEW]Ali Paya - 2012 - Journal of Islamic Studies 23 (3):403-406.
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    Islamic Philosophy: Past, Present and Future.Ali Paya - 2014 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 74:265-321.
    The aim of this paper is to critically assess the present state of Islamic philosophy in its main home, namely, Iran. However, since such a study requires some knowledge of the past developments of philosophical thought among Muslims, the paper briefly, though critically, deals with the emergence and subsequent phases of change in the views of Muslim philosophers from ninth century onward. In this historical survey I also touch upon the role played by other Muslim scholars such as theologians, mystics (...)
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    Muslim Philosophies: A Critical Overview.Ali Paya - 2017 - Synthesis Philosophica 31 (2):279-294.
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  10. Resistance: The Essence of the Islamic Revolution by Alastair Crooke, 2009. [REVIEW]Ali Paya - 2011 - Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies 4:341-344.
     
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  11. Science and Islam: A History by Ehsan Masood, 2009. [REVIEW]Ali Paya - 2011 - Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies 4:231-233.
     
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  12. The Reception of Kant and His Philosophy in Iran.Ali Paya & Malakeh Shahi - 2010 - Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies 3:25-40.
     
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