Archives for the ‘ Interviews ’ Category

The Beauty of Justice

By • Nov 1st, 2006 • Category: Interviews

CSD Interview John Keane interviewed Abdolkarim Soroush in November 2006 John Keane: You said recently that the topic of justice (adalat) is back on the political agenda in your country. You contrasted the ‘era of the slogan of freedom’ under President Khatami with the emergent ‘era of the slogan of justice’ championed by Mr Ahmadinejad. […]

I am not the Reformists’ Godfather

By • Aug 20th, 2006 • Category: Interviews

Interview with Dr. Abdulkarim Soroush By Reza Khojasteh Rahimi  Published in ‘Shargh’ newspaper on 20 August 2006. Q.  If I may, I’d like to begin by asking you about the talk that you didn’t give at the Ershad religious centre.  For some reason you were absent from the seminar that was held last Thursday [17 […]

From Islam as an Identity to Secular Politics

By • Aug 16th, 2006 • Category: Interviews

An interview with Dr. Abdulkarim Soroush By Amir Hossein Khodaparast Q. Let’s explore the relationship between religion and modernity. You’ve thought a great deal about this subject and you’ve have discussed it in your writings. As the first question, can I ask you to explain what the constituents of modernity are and what relationship do […]

Interview with Dr. Soroush Broadcast on Homa TV

By • Mar 9th, 2006 • Category: Interviews

by Dariush Sajjadi Broadcast on Homa TV on 9 March 2006  Q. I’d like to devote my first question to the crisis stemming from the publication of offensive cartoons of the Prophet of Islam. I remember that, more than six years ago, I saw you and Dr. Samuel Huntington, ‘the clash of civilizations’ theoretician, at […]

Never in Iran’s History has Philosophy been so Political

By • Jan 30th, 2006 • Category: Interviews

An interview with Abdulkarim Soroush  by Maryam Kashani Q. What are the characteristics of the phenomenon that has taken shape in the Islamic Republic under Mr Mesbah-Yazdi’s name and why has it materialized? A. Whenever I read and hear that Mr Mesbah-Yazdi is up to some new trick and is making his presence felt and […]

Democracy, Justice, Fundamentalism and Religious Intellectualism

By • Dec 3rd, 2005 • Category: Interviews

An interview with Abdulkarim Soroush by Ali Asghar Seyyedabadi Q. Let’s start the discussion with the [June 2005] presidential elections if you don’t mind. The outcome can be linked on two counts to issues of interest to you: one is the question of justice, since some people believe that the government that emerged from the […]

NPQ interview with Abdolkarim Soroush

By • Feb 20th, 2004 • Category: Interviews

 NOBEL LAUREATES February 20.  2004 IF SHIITE MAJORITY COMES TO POWER IN IRAQ, IT WILL ENHANCE DEMOCRACY IN IRAN Abdolkarim Soroush, the Iranian scholar of Islam, is widely regarded, by critics and supporters alike, as “the Martin Luther of Islam.” His most important work is “The Hermeneutical Expansion and Contraction of the Theory of Shariah.” […]

Democracy Is Not Summarized in Elections

By • Jan 7th, 2004 • Category: Interviews

Sharqh, Daily Newspaper, No. 109, Jan. 7th, 2004, Page 4 Prominent Iranian philosopher Dr Abdolkarim Soroush takes the elections seriously because he believes in democratic moves. He, however, says one can hold either a positive or negative view of democratic moves. The renowned university professor is of the view that the next parliaments will not […]

Ethics and Ethical Critiques

By • Jan 6th, 2004 • Category: Interviews

An interview with Abdolkarim Soroush by Sa’id Ra’i for the Iranian Labour News Agency January 2004 Q. Dr Soroush, you have been away from Iran for some time and we have been deprived.  The fact of the matter is, when we look at your works over the past one or two years, we see a […]

The Responsibilities of the Muslim Intellectual in the 21st Century

By • Dec 8th, 2003 • Category: Interviews

An Interview with Abdolkarim Soroush December 08, 2003 By Farish A. Noor Professor Abdolkarim Soroush is an Iranian philosopher and social scientist who is currently based at the Institute for Epistemological Research in Tehran, Iran. A well-known scholar and Islamist intellectual in Iran and abroad, his writings have been widely disseminated both in print and […]