Resentment of the Iranian Intelligentsia

Bilingual Lecture Series

Resentment of the Iranian Intelligentsia

An approach to the psychological complexities of the Third-Worldly intelligentsia, with emphasis on its Iranian case, on the basis of the Nietzsche and Max Scheler's analysis of the social-psychological phenomenon of “Resentment”

Sunday, May 27, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
147 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Daryoush Ashouri (داریوش آشوری‎ ), born August 2, 1938 in Tehran, is a prominent Iranian thinker,  author, translator, researcher, and public intellectual. He lives in Paris, France. He studied at the Faculty of Law, Political Sciences and Economics of the University of Tehran and has been visiting professor or lecturer at Yale University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Oxford University, and the University of Tehran teaching Persian languages and literature and political philosophy and political sociology. His work has vastly contributed to the enrichment of the philosophical, scientific, and political lexicon and terminology in the Persian language. He has also translated or introduced works by Friedrich Nietzsche, William Shakespeare, and Nicola Machiavelli, among many others. He was a member of the second Academy of Persian Language from 1970 to 1978. Ashouri's extensive writings and translations cover a broad range of subjects, and some recent publications include Ta’rifha va mafhum-e farhang (Concept and Definitions of Culture), Erfan o rendi dar she’r-e Hâfiz (A hermeneutical study of the mystical views of Hafiz the great Persian poet), Mâ va moderniyat (a collection of articles on the cultural crisis of Iranian society facing modernity), and Farhang-e ‘olum-e ensâni (English-Persian Dictionary for Human Sciences).

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

Hanna Petro
(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies of UCLA