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The Resource The Iranian metaphysicals : explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny, Alireza Doostdar

The Iranian metaphysicals : explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny, Alireza Doostdar

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The Iranian metaphysicals : explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny
Title
The Iranian metaphysicals
Title remainder
explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny
Statement of responsibility
Alireza Doostdar
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What do the occult sciences, séances with the souls of the dead, and appeals to saintly powers have to do with rationality? Since the late nineteenth century, modernizing intellectuals, religious leaders, and statesmen in Iran have attempted to curtail many such practices as "superstitious," instead encouraging the development of rational religious sensibilities and dispositions. However, far from diminishing the diverse methods through which Iranians engage with the immaterial realm, these rationalizing processes have multiplied the possibilities for metaphysical experimentation. The Iranian Metaphysicals examines these experiments and their transformations over the past century. Drawing on years of ethnographic and archival research, Alireza Doostdar shows that metaphysical experimentation lies at the center of some of the most influential intellectual and religious movements in modern Iran. These forms of exploration have not only produced a plurality of rational orientations toward metaphysical phenomena but have also fundamentally shaped what is understood as orthodox Shi'i Islam, including the forms of Islamic rationality at the heart of projects for building and sustaining an Islamic Republic. Delving into frequently neglected aspects of Iranian spirituality, politics, and intellectual inquiry, The Iranian Metaphysicals challenges widely held assumptions about Islam, rationality, and the relationship between science and religion.--Back cover
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
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Doostdar, Alireza
Dewey number
130.955
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1434.I74
LC item number
D66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islamic occultism
  • Metaphysics
  • Uncanny, The (Psychoanalysis)
  • Mysticism
  • Islam and science
  • Islam and science
  • Islamic occultism
  • Metaphysics
  • Mysticism
  • Uncanny, The (Psychoanalysis)
  • Iran
Label
The Iranian metaphysicals : explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny, Alireza Doostdar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rammal -- Crossing the line -- Popular nonsense -- Legal censure -- Do Jinn exist? -- Virtuous caution -- A scholar-Rammal -- The hesitant officer -- Metaphysical pleasures -- The fantastic -- Rammali refashioned -- Suppress, accommodate, sublimate -- Scientist -- Quantum understanding -- Empirical spirits -- Scientific virtues -- Wings of imagination -- Cosmic mystics -- Specters of doubt -- Becoming witness -- Authority in experience -- Experiments in synthesis -- Friend of God -- A protector lost -- Whips for the wayfarers -- Discretion and publicity -- The politics of veneration -- Metaphysics of vision -- Techno-spiritual reflexivity -- Hagiographies unbound
Control code
993032392
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 295 pages
Isbn
9780691163789
Lccn
2017023087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993032392
Label
The Iranian metaphysicals : explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny, Alireza Doostdar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rammal -- Crossing the line -- Popular nonsense -- Legal censure -- Do Jinn exist? -- Virtuous caution -- A scholar-Rammal -- The hesitant officer -- Metaphysical pleasures -- The fantastic -- Rammali refashioned -- Suppress, accommodate, sublimate -- Scientist -- Quantum understanding -- Empirical spirits -- Scientific virtues -- Wings of imagination -- Cosmic mystics -- Specters of doubt -- Becoming witness -- Authority in experience -- Experiments in synthesis -- Friend of God -- A protector lost -- Whips for the wayfarers -- Discretion and publicity -- The politics of veneration -- Metaphysics of vision -- Techno-spiritual reflexivity -- Hagiographies unbound
Control code
993032392
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 295 pages
Isbn
9780691163789
Lccn
2017023087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993032392

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