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Dr. Javad Tabatabai
(born 1964 and raised in Tabriz
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) is a political philosopher, historian
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and university professor
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Tabatabai studied law at Tehran University. He then shifted to philosophy and did his doctorate works at Sorbonne University. Tabatabai was a professor of philosophy at University of Strasbourg
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as well as Tehran University. He was also a visiting scholar at Syracuse University
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's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Tabatabai is a member of the Iranian intellectual circle and has contributed to the understanding of Western philosophy in Iran. He is working on a project called Persian modernism
- Introduction to the History of Political Thought in Iran
- Decline of Political Thought in Iran
- Essay on Ibn Khaldun: Impossibility of Social Sciences in Islam
- Nizam al-Mulk and Iranian Political Thought: Essay on the Continuity of the Iranian Thought
- On Iran: An Introduction to the Theory of Decline of Iran
- On Iran: Tabriz School and Basis of Modernity
- On Iran: The Theory of Constitutionalism in Iran