Seyed Hassan Hosseini

Professor of Philosophy at Sharif University of Technology

Seyed Hassan Hosseini is an Iranian professor and faculty member at Sharif University of Technology, a member of the Graduate Studies Council of the University, a visiting professor at Indiana University, the Sharif University Vice Chancellor for Culture (2016-2020), Founder of media philosophy in Iran, and an exemplary professor at the university.

Research areas

  • Philosophy of Biology and Evolution
  • Media philosophy
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Culture

Educational Background:

  • Masters Degrees in Theology and Islamic Studies Imam Sadiq University, Tehran, Iran 1992
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Islamic Philosophy, Imam Sadiq University Tehran, Iran, 2001.

Doctoral Dissertation entitled:

“A Review and Critique of Pluralist Theory of Religious Diversity and Explaining Pluralism in Religion in Islamic Concept”

Under Supervision of Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

Recent/Current Research

Publications, Books and Chapters:
  • What is Neothomism? [To be published…]
  • Mental health in Islam [To be published by Islamic Culture Publications]
  • Theology and Darwin’s Theory of Evolution [To be published by Amir Kabir Publications]
  • Wherever Reason Takes US; From Antony Flew’s Atheism to Flew’s Theism [Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies Publications, 2011, Second Edition, 2016]
  • Unique Religion [Mehr Newsha Publications, 2014]
  • A Collection of Media Studies; Volume1: Media Philosophy, Volume 2: Religion and Media, Volume 3: Media sociology, Volume 4: History and Media; Collaboratively Written; Supervisor and Senior Content Editor, Dr. Seyyed Hassan Hosseini [Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies Publications, 2012]
  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Media (Author, Supervisor and Senior Content Editor, Seyyed Hassan Hosseini) [Mehr Newsha Publications, 2009]
  • Hekmat Motahar (Conference Proceedings of Hekmat-e Motahar, Tehran, 3 Volumes, 2004), IRIB Faculty Publications, 2007
  • Eternal Knowledge (3 Volumes), (Collection of Papers and Translation of Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s Biography), [Mehr Newsha Publications, 2007]
  • Religious Pluralism or Pluralism in Religion [Soroush Publications, 2003], Second Edition 2013
  • Everlasting Wisdom, (Collection of Papers by Seyyed Hossein Nasr), [Soroush Publications, 2003]
  • A Chapter of “The Measure of Wisdom,” (Collection of Speeches and Papers delivered at Mizan-e Hekmat National Conference), [Soroush Publications, 2003]
  • Half a Century Faith and Jihad, (A Memoir of Late Dr. Hosseini by Dr. Seyyed Hassan Hosseini [Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies Publications, 2016]
  • Philosophical Foundationalism in Compatibility and Compatibility of Relation between Religion and Media), 1st Chapter, A Media Studies Collection, Philosophy of Media, Dr. Seyyed Hassan Hosseini and co-authors, [Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies Publications, 2012]
  • Media; a Technological Phenomenon, a Review of the Three Theories of Media Technology, by Meysam Omid Ali and Dr. Seyyed Hassan Hosseini, 1st volume of Media Studies Collection, Philosophy of Media, by Seyyed Hassan Hosseini and co-authors, [Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies Publications, 2012]
  • “A review of Major Theories of Language of Religion and the Theory of Natural Language of Religion,” The language of religion and faith in God (in collaboration with Qassem Pour Hossein), [Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies Publications, 2011]
  • “Religion and Media,” Religious Media or Media-Based Religion,” Theoretical Studies, Religion and Media, by Javadi and Abdollahian, [Radio Research Studies Office, 2007]
  • “Ibn Sina and Sadra on Seddiqin Argument for Existence of God”, in Ibn Sina and Mulla Sadra Shirazi, edited by Mokdad Arfa Mensia, The Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts, 2013
  • “Islam and Transcendent Uniqueness, Philosophy of Human life and Religions”, in Reform and Resistance in the Quest for Peace, Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), Bangkok, Thailand, 2008
  • “Religious Pluralism and Global Theology” in Abdul Sabur and Lisa Seheak (eds). New Visions for Peace, Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), Bangkok. 2006.
 
Articles, Papers:
  1. The extent of Influence of Religion on Science and Meaningfulness of Religious Science based on Ayatollah Khamenei’s Views, Seted Hassan Hosseinin and Mohammad Namazi) Transecndentb Philosophy, December, 2017
  2. A Comparison of Strategies to Achieve Islamic Sciences Based on Seyyed Hossein Nasr’ and Mohammad Mehdi Bagheri’s Views,” (By Mohammad Namazi and Seyyed Hassan Hosseini), [Quarterly Journal of Research on Humanities Methodology, approved for publication in 2017, to be published]
  3. “Media Modern Nature,” (by Fatemeh Masdari and Seyyed Hassan Hosseini,) [Journal of Science and Research on Media and Culture, approved for publication in 2017, to be published]
  4. “Natural Entity and Technological Artifacts,” (Co-authors: Haleh Asgari Nia, Moslem Solhi Rad, Saeideh Babaei, Mohammad Namazi and Seyyed Hassan Hosseini), Philosophy of Science, [Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies Publications, 7th Year, No. 1, Spring and Summer, 2017]
  5. “Seyyed Hossein Nasr; the Fourth Teacher,” Wisdom and Knowledge Information [Publications], 130, 2016
  6. “A critique and Review of the Book, Philosophy of Communications,” [Quarterly of Book Review, Notice and Communications, 3rd Year, 9, Pages 101, 111, Spring, 2016]
  7. “Getting Rid of Technological Environment Dominating Andrew Feinberg’s Critical Technology Theory,” (Khashayar Boroumand, Seyyed Hassan Hosseini,) Wisdom and Philosophy Science and Research Quarterly, 11th Year, 1, Spring 2015
  8. “Faith in God and Darwinism Evolution from Allame Tabatabaei Perspective; Absolute Inconsistency,” [Science and Research Magazine of Religious Research, The Association of Iran Science, Quran and Hadith, 31, Pages 5, 17, Fall and Winter, 2015]
  9. “A Comparative Study of Seyyed Hassan Nasr and Paul Feyerabend Viewpoints on Idealistic Scientific Society,” (Zahra Zargar, Seyyed Hassan Hosseini and Mostafa Taqavi,) Methodology of Humanities Quarterly, 18th Year, 72, Fall 2012
  10. “Irreducible Complications, the Teleological Arguments and Darwinism Evolution, Theism or Atheism,” Science and Religion Research Studies, 5, 2012
  11. “Issue of Initiating, Presenting and Reviewing Sadr al-Mutahalalin and Allama Tabatabai’s Perspectives on the Temporality of the World,” Ontological Studies, 4th Year, 7, Pages 123,137, Spring and Summer 2015
  12. “A Critique and Review on Modern Science Challenges from Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s Perspective,” (Rashid Ghanei, Seyyed Hassan Hosseini), ” [Science and Research Magazine of Philosophy of Science, 5th Year, No. 1, Pages 101, 112, 2015)
  13. “Knowledge from Avicenna’s Perspective,” Ayeneh Ma’refat (Mirror of Knowledge) Quarterly Journal, HamidReza Khademi and Seyyed Hassan Hosseini), Shahid Beheshti University Magazine, 38, Spring 2014
  14. From Inconsistency to Consistency of Theism and Darwinian Evolution: A Critical Approach to Four Perspectives, Imam Sadeq University, Philosophy of Religion Journal, No. 25, Pages 71-89, Fall and Winter 2014
  15. “Review of Heidegger’s Perspective in Confrontation with Technology” (Khashayar Boroumand and Seyyed Hassan Hosseini), Fundamental Westology, No. 9, Pages 1-22, Spring and Summer 2014
  16. “Scientific Analysis of Wesley Salmon’s Viewpoint,” Khadijeh Beigzadeh and Seyyed Hassan Hosseini, Quarterly of Philosophy of Science, 1, 4th Year, Spring and Summer 2014
  17. “Relationship between Science and Religion,” Knowledge and Wisdom Information, 94, 2013“A critical Review of Major Theories of Media Technology,” (Meysam Omid Ali, Seyyed HassanHosseini), Interdisciplinary Studies on Media and Culture, 2nd Year, No. 2, 2012
  18. “Beginning of Nature in Craig’s Ideas through Introduction and Study of One of His Priori Arguments and an Experimental Approval ,” (Seyyed Hossein Hosseini, Roozbeh Zare), 2 Quarterlies of Philosophy of Science, 1st Year, 2, Fall and Winter 2011)
  19. “A Review and Critique of Four Epistemological Bases of John Hick’s Theory of Pluralism, Kant’s Epistemology Pattern, Wittgenstein’s Theory of Perception, Schleiermacher Principle of Religious Experience and Gadamer’s Hermeneutic Philosophy,” Qabasat Quarterly Journal on the Study of Religion, 63, 17th Year, Spring 2012
  20. “What is Media Philosophy?” Magazine of Interdisciplinary Studies in Media and Culture, 1st Year, 1, Pages 123-150, 2011
  21. “Darwinism Evolution and Atheism,” Qabasat Quarterly Journal on the Study of Religion, 16th Year, 59, Fall 2011
  22. “Religious Media or Media Religion,” Knowledge and Wisdom Information, 31, Pages 12-16, Fall 2008
  23. “Media Philosophy, Incentives and Necessities,” Radio and Television Quarterly, 3rd Year, Spring 2007
  24. “Need for a Knowledge,” Religion and Communications Letter, No. 5, Imam Sadiq University, 2006
  25. “Comparative Study of the Basics of Epistemology of Philosophy of Language (Frege and Russell’s Viewpoints) and Existential Philosophy (Molla Sadra Ponit of View) Regarding the Significance and Predictability of Propositions (on Propositions Containing Empty Nouns),” Research Project for Sharif University of Technology, 2006
  26. “Principles of Sacred Art from Traditionalists’ Point of View with an Emphasis on Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s Ideas,” Radio and Television Quarterly, 3rd Year, 2, Spring 2006
  27. “Truth for the Sake of Truth,” Knowledge and Wisdom Information, 4, Pages 92-94, 2006.
  28. “A Philosophical and Epistemological Review of Meaningfulness and Researchability of Religious Propositions,” Research Project for Sharif University of Technology, 2005
  29. “A Review of Concepts and Origins of Religious Pluralism Theory in Christianity and Islam,” Religious Concept Magazine, 1, 2005
  30. “A Compatible Dispute over Roots, Backgrounds and Origins of Religious Pluralism Theory in Christianity and Islam,” Religious Concept Magazine, 10, Pages 21-40, Spring 2004
  31. “A Review and Explanation on Epistemological Effects of Kant’s Epistemology Pattern, Wittgenstein’s Theory of Perception, Gadamer’s Hermeneutic Philosophy and Schleiermacher Principle of Religious Experience on Hick’s Pluralism Theory,” Research Project for Sharif University of Technology, 2006
  32. “A Review and Explanation on Principles of Religious Pluralism in Holy Quran with an Emphasis on Allameh Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Tabatabaei,” The Measure of Wisdom (Mizan-e Hekmat), (A Collection of Papers, by Seyyed Hassan Hosseini), Soroush Publications, 2006
  33. “A Compatibility Review on Principles of Religious Pluralism in Holy Quran from Allameh Tabatabaei’ and Dr. Motahari’s Points of Views,” Papers and Reviews, Theology Faculty of University of Tehran Magazine, Office 74, 2003
  34. “The Effects of Philosopher from Tous on Molla Sadra (with an Emphasis on the Science of Divine Excellence and Rule of the Universe,” Culture, 44 and 45, 2003
  35. “A Brief Discussion over Meaningfulness and the Significance and Verifiability of Religious Language,” Wisdom, Pages 104-113, 2002
  36. “Meaningfulness and Verifiability of Religious Language,” Qabasat Quarterly, 25, Winter 2002.
  37. “A Study on the Performance of Islamic Education Groups on Satisfying the University Students, Expected Changes and Realization of Their Ideal Goals,” by Seyyed Ali Akbar Hossein, Seyed Hassan Hosseini and Yahya Talebian, National Council for Scientific Research, National Research Plan, 2002
  38. “A Study on Background and Origins of Theory of Religious Pluralism in Christianity and Islam,” Islamic Syudies, 47 and 48, Pages 25-54, Spring and Summer 2000
  39. “A Brief Discussion over Principles and Philosophy of Mental Health in Islam,” Humanities and Social Sciences of University of Shiraz, 1999
  40. “A Review on Various Aspects of Music on Three Dimensions of Jurisprudence, Psychology and Considerations of High School Students of Shiraz University in 1994-1995,” Research Council of Fars province, 1997
  41. “The Essence of Media, the Nature of Religion, Compatibility or Incompatibility”, The International Journal of Humanities, (To be published in 2017)
  42. “Theism and Darwinian Evolution”, by Seyed Hassan Hossseini and Sina Azizi, Transcendent Philosophy, 2016, Journal Volume 17 – Number 28 December 2016
  43. A Comparative Study on the Degree of Dependence of Clarke’s and Sadra’s Arguments for the Existence of God on the Principle of Sufficient Reason, Hekmat va falsafeh, 2010. Vol.6, No.4, , 53-68 January 2011
  44. “Religious and Pluralistic Religion: John Hick’s Epistemological Foundation of Religious Pluralism and an Explanation of Islamic Epistemology toward Diversity of Unique Religion”, The Pluralist, 5. No. 1. Spring. 2010
  45. “Religion and Media, Religion Media or Media or Media Religion”, Journal of Media and Religion, 7: 56-69, 2008
  46. “Pluralism and Global Theology” International Journal on Theory, history and Philosophy of Culture, Vol. 32, EIDOS, 2006.

 

      Conferences
  1. “Nature and Temporal Origination, Two Perspectives from Islamic Philosophy, Sadra and Tabatabayi”, (Seyed Hassan Hosseini, Roozbeh Zare), European Academy of Religion, Bologna, June, 18-22, 2017
  2. From Incompatibility to Compatibility of Faith in God and Darwinism Evolution; A Review and Critique of Four Perspectives, Imam Sadeq University, Philosophy of Religion Journal, No. 25, Pages 71-89, Fall and Winter 2014
  3. “From Inconsistency to Consistency of Theism and Darwinian Evolution,” International Congress of Science and Religion, Vienna, Austria, 2015
  4. “The Substantial Motion and Physical Continuity; Compatibility or Incompatibility,” (by Sayyed Hasan Hosseini and Niloofar Shahin Nia), The 5th International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion; God, Man and the Universe, Tehran, Iran, 2017
  5. “Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and Theism,” Philosophy Department, Sharif University of Technology, 2016
  6. “Incompatibility of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and Theism,” Iran’s Association for Philosophy of Religion, Theology and Philosophy Faculty, Science and Research Department, Tehran, 2016
  7. “The Foundations of Religious Pluralism in Islam, the Social Requirements,” International Research Conference on Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014
  8. “Avicenna and Molla Sadra and Sediqin Argument,” International Congress of Avicenna and Molla Sadra, Baitul Hikmah, Tunisia, 2013
  9. “A comparative Review of Major Views of Pros and Cons of Intelligent Design (ID) Argument,” International Congress on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Tehran, ,” Iran’s Association for Philosophy of Religion, 2013.
  10. “Professor Hosseini’s Perspective on Islamic Humanities with an Emphasis on Islamic Psychology,” Conference on Islamic Education, Basics, Principles and References, Tehran, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, 2013
  11. “A Comparative Review on Major Views of Pros and Cons of Intelligent Design (ID) Argument on God’s Existence,” International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Iran’s Association for Philosophy of Religion, 2013
  12. “The Nature of Media, The Identity of Religion,” The 8th Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, University of California, Los Angeles, US, 2012
  13. “Evolution and Atheism,” National Conference on Religion and Evolution, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, 2012
  14. “The Nature of Media, The Identity of Religion; Compatibility or Incompatibility,” International Conference of Philosophy of Religion, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Iran, 2011
  15. “Religious Pluralism and Global Theology: Unity in Diversity and Diversity in Unity,” International Conference on Cultural Diversity, Global Convergence, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Iran, 2011
  16. “Faith and Reality, Two Attitudes towards Diversity of Religions, Christian Faith-Based Theory
  17. “Molla Sadra, Clarke and Arguments on Existence of God,” Dialogue between Islam and Christianity, University of Tehran, Tehran, 2010

  18. “Media and Religion, Convergence vs. Divergence; a Novel Attitude towards Theoretical Studies,” International Conference on Religion and Culture, Payap University, Thailand, 2007

  19. “Ethical Media, Creating Common Symbols for Inter-Cultural Communication,” 2nd International Conference on Communications and Media Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus, 2008

  20. “Islam and Lofty Existence of Human Life Philosophy and Religions,” International Conference on Peace and 3rd General Assembly of Aman Organization, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2007
  21. “Mankind; a Superior Being in Islam and Buddhism,” International Conference on Dialogue between Muslims and Buddhists, University of Beijing, China, 2007
  22. “Religions Advertisement in Iran’s Radio and Television,” Collection of Articles, 2nd International Conference on Media Advertisements and Religious Publications,” (Edited by Ramadan Uzal Padimir), Islamic Diyanat Institute, Ankara, Turkey, 2005
  23. “Religious Media or Media Religion ,” International Conference of Religion and Media, University of Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), 2005
  24. “Principles of Religious Pluralism in Islam,” Indiana University, East Asian Studies Center, Scientific Sessions, North America, 2004
  25. “Unity in Diversity and Diversity in Unity,” The 8th International Conference on Philosophy and Culture, UNESCO and Seattle University, US, 2004
  26. “Divine Art from Traditionalists’ Perspective with an Emphasis on Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s Point of View,” Seminar, Art, Tradition and Traditionalists, Art Cultural Center and Iran’s Institute for Philosophy Studies, 2004
  27. “Religious Pluralism,” 12th International Conference of Culture Association, Literature and Religion and Pluralistic Challenges, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2004
  28. “Religious Ads on Radio and TV; Theory and Practice,” 2nd International Congress on Media Advertisements and Religious Publications, Diyanat Institute, Ankara, Turkey, 2004
  29. “Impact of Khajeh Nasir ad-Din Toosi’s Thoughts on Molla Sadr,” 2nd International Conference of Transcendent Philosophy of Molla Sadra,” Tehran, 2004
  30. “Discussions over Principles of Religious Pluralism in Holy Quran with an Emphasis on Allame Tabatabaei’ and Late Martyr Mroteza Motahhari’s Views,” International Hekmat Motahar (Spiritual Philosophy) Conference, Tehran, 2004
  31. “John Hick’s Religious Pluralism Islamic Attitude toward Religious Diversity,” International Conference of Religion and Globalization (Paper and Lecture,) Payap University, Thailand, 2003
  32. “Global Theology and Media Diversification; a Study of Media’s Role on Inter-Religions Identity,” International Conference of Divine Meida, Finland, 2003
  33. “Religious Pluralism and Global Theology,” International Conference on Globalization for Prosperity of All, Petersburg, Russia, 2003
  34. “An Introduction into Mental Health in Islam,” 1st Seminar on Psychology in Islam, Tehran, 1993
 
Professional Background
  • Sharif University of Technology, Vice President for Cultural and Social Affairs, (2016-Present)
  • Sharif University of Technology, Philosophy of Science Graduate Committee, Member (2016- Present)
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) University, Board of Trustees, Member (2015- Present)
  • Iran’s Crescent  Scientific-Applied  Research  Institute  Affiliated  with  Islamic  Republic  of  Iran’s  Red Crescent Society, Board of Trustees, Member (2016-Present)
  • Islamic Azad University, Central Audit Committee, Member (2014-Present)
  • “Inter-Disciplinary Studies in Media and Culture,” Journal of Science and Research, Editor-in- Chief, (2010-2017)
  • “Philosophy of Science,” Journal of Science and Research, Editor-in-Chief, (2010-2017)
  • Consultant to Iran’s Vice President for Science and Technology Affairs and Head of Iran’s National Elites Foundation, (2014-Present )
  • Iran’s Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, Technicians and Researchers Support Fund, Research Committee, Member (2015- )
  • Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Quarterly Journal of “Science and Religion Research,” Editorial Board, Member (2010-Present )
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Quarterly Journal of Science and Religion, “Philosophy of Religion,” Editorial Board, Member (2011- )
  • Imam Sadeq University, Quarterly Journal of Science and Religion, “Religion and Communications,” Editorial Board, Member (2014- )
  • “Islamic Culture,” Magazine, Editorial Board, Member (2012- )
  • Researchers Support Fund, Science and Technology Studies Working Group, Head (2014-2017)
  • Vice President for Science and Technology Affairs, Iran’s National Elites Foundation, (2014- )
  • “Radio and Television Magazine,” Managing Director (2005-2007)

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