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Seminar on Futurology

Reza Davari ArdakaniReza Davari Ardakani

Iranian Future Studies Association (IRFSA) will hold a seminar on 'Philosophy and Necessity of Futurology' on September 7, in Tehran.

At the IRFSA's seventh scientific seminar, president of the Iranian Academy of Sciences, Reza Davari Ardakani, 82, will give a speech.

Ardakani is a prominent Iranian philosopher and a distinguished emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Tehran. He is an expert in western philosophy and is known for his critical works on western culture and thoughts.  

His main interests are in the works of German seminal thinker Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), widely acknowledged as one of the most original and important philosophers of the 20th century in continental philosophy,  a set of 19th and 20th century philosophical traditions from mainland Europe.

While history studies the past, futurology or future studies consider the future. The latter postulates possible and preferable futures and the world views and myths that underlie them. There is a debate as to whether this discipline is an art or science.

The seminar will start at 5 pm. The venue of the meeting is the Council Hall of Study Center at the Iranian Academy of Sciences, located at No 7, Shahmoradi Alley, Darband Street, Tajrish.

Those who wish to attend can inform the association by phone number 021-88656367, fax 021-81032204 or by September 6.