Reflections on the Social Thought of Allama M.T. Jafari: Rediscovering the Sociological Relevance of the Primordial School of Social Theory

Front Cover
Rowman & Littlefield, 2010 - Philosophy - 88 pages
"Defending the values of enlightenment and rationalism and pursuing dialogue between the major global civilizations is an important task at the global level in the years ahead, and it is in this respect that the present new book by Dr. Miri acquires particular importance for students of global politics and political thought."łArno Tausch, professor of political science, University of Innsbruck, Austria

When one speaks of sociology, places such as the US, UK, Germany, and France come to mind. To western or even eastern students of social sciences, the very idea that outside Europe and America one could come across sociological debates or theoretical debates on socio-cultural issues comes as a surprise, to say the least. In this work, the author presents the work of Allama M.T. Jafari, an Iranian contemporary social thinker who worked within the parameters of Primordial School of Social Theory. This work is an attempt to enrich the existing literature on comparative sociology and social philosophy.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Chapter One Biography
Chapter Two Relocating the Jafarian Perspective
Chapter Three Human Sciences and the Heptafold Domains of Sociology
Chapter Four Human Sciences in the Past Present and Future
Chapter Five Rationality Leben and Intelligible Life

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Seyed Javad Miri is an associate professor at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies and Sharif University in Tehran, Iran. His fields of research are sociology, history of religions, philosophy of science and social sciences, and psychoanalysis. He is also the editor of Islamic Perspective, which is aimed at creating debates in humanities and social sciences between thinkers of the East and West.

Bibliographic information