International Conference of Shiraz School
Shiraz School Congress of Wisdom and Artistic Mysticism(the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Centuries) Shiraz school was one of the philosophical schools of thought in the Islamic era, which shed light over philosophy in Iran and in the Islamic world for about three centuries. There had been more than twenty philosophers in this school of thought who had actively done philosophical and dialectical researches. Some of the most prominent of these thinkers are: Qazi Azod al-Din ‘Iji, Mir Seyyed Sharif Jorjani, Seyyed Sadr al-Din Dashtaki, Jallal al-Din Davani, Mir Ghiyath al-Din Dashtaki and Fazel Khafri.
Some of the characteristics of Shiraz School are as follows: perpetuation of philosophical thoughts in Iran and in the world of Islam, Predominance of theology over philosophical thought, prevalence of commentary and annotation in a large scale instead of monographs, gradual compatibility of philosophy with Shiism, gradual prevalence of Illuminative thought and proximity of religion and philosophy. And finally, the source of many philosophical initiatives of Mulla Sadra Shirazi is the philosophical and dialectical discourses of Shiraz School. It is impossible to find the roots for philosophical studies of later centuries without knowing Shiraz School. In these mentioned centuries, there had been great Sufis an mystics in Shiraz who also influenced philosophical thought.
For introducing and surveying Shiraz School, International Conference of Shiraz School will be held in Tehran and Shiraz, December 2008 by the cooperation of several organizations.
Scientific Group President: Dr. Ghasem Kakaie.
Members of the Scientific Group:
1- Dr. Gholam Reza Avani
2- Dr. Gholam Hosein Ebrahimi Dinani
3- Dr. Shahram Pazouki
4- Dr. Nasrullah Pourjavadi
5- Dr. Mohsen Kadivar
6- Dr. Shahin Avani
7- Dr. Sa’id Zahede Zahedani
8- Hojatoleslam Mohammad Barkat.
Secretary: Ahmad Mazaheri
1. Historical Studies:
1-1. Shiraz School Characteristics.
1-2. Political, social and cultural factors effective in the emergence of Shiraz School.
1-3. Shiraz, scientific center during 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.
1-4. Mansourieh School and its role in Shiraz School.
1-5. Khan School; a combination of philosophy and art.
1-6. Surveying the causes of the decline and intermission of the philosophy and the theology in Shiraz School.
2. Studying the works and introducing prominent figures:
2-1-1. Khaje Nasir al-Din Tousi and Shiraz School.
2-1-2. Qutb al-Din Shirazi, the Pioneer of Shiraz school.
2-1-3. Qazi Azd al-Din ‘Iji.
2-1-4. Mir Seyyed Sharif Jorjani.
2-1-5. Sadr al-Din Dashtaki (Seyyed Sanad)
2-1-6. Ghiyath al-Din Mansour Dashtaki
2-1-7. Jalal al-Din Muhammad Davani
2-1-8. Shams al-Din Muhammad Khafri
21–9.Qazi Mir Hosein Meybodi
2-1-10. Haj Mahmoud Neyrizi
2-1-11. Shah Taher Shirazi
2-1-12. Mir Fath-allah Shirazi
2-1-13. Habib-allah Baghnavi
2-1-14. Qazi Beyzavi
2-2. Sufis and Mystics:
2-2-1. Sheikh Rouzbehan Baqli
2-2-2. Shah Da’i Shirazi
2-2-3. Mahmoud Dehdar
2-2-4. Muhammad Dehdar
2-2-5. Shams al-Din Muhammad Lahiji
2-2-6. Ruk al-Din Shirazi (Baba Rukna)
3. Philosophical and Mystical Works Analysis:
3-1. The Puzzle of the Liar in Shiraz School.
3-2. Recognition of Shiraz School by reliance on unreleased manuscripts.
4. Comparative Studies:
4-1. Connection and interaction between Peripatetic, Illuminative, Logical, and Mystical subjects in Shiraz School.
4-2. Relation between Theology,Quranic interpretation and Shiraz School.
4-3.Shiraz School and its connection with other schools of thought. (India, Harat, Tabriz, Isfahan, Ottoman).
4-4. Influence of Shiraz school on Mulla Sadra’s sublime philosophy.
4-5. Examining the artistic elements of Shiraz School philosophical and mystical views.