The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny by Alireza Doostdar
English | March 13th, 2018 | ASIN: B076ZY5XKL, ISBN: 0691163774, 0691163782 | 312 Pages | EPUB | 3.37 MB
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.