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Kadżarskie źródła myśli Ahmada Kasrawiego?


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Qajar Sources of Kasravi's Ideas?

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Although Ahmad Kasravi presented himself as the creator of an entirely ori-ginal movement encompassing religion, society and politics, called Pakdini, one finds influences of other intellectual movements in his works. He was especially heavily influenced by various thinkers from the Qajar period, particularly Mirza Agha Khan Kermani. This paper aims to present some of these influences, focusing mostly on the impact of the above-mentioned intellectuals. This is achieved by comparing elements of Kasravi’s thought with those of the thinkers that had preceded him. At the same time, some attention is given to Kasravi’s argument that—as he differed from them in various aspects—one cannot consider these influences to be direct loans from previous intel-lectuals, which is an argument that cannot be ignored. As it seems, Kasravi created an original system, yet he borrowed many ideas from his predecessors. At the same time it may be difficult to pin-point the exact source of these influences.




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