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Soroush, Abd al-Karim

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    Soroush, Abd al-Karim

    (b. 1945 )

    Iranian intellectual and political activist. Studied pharmacology in Iran, and chemistry, history, and the philosophy of science in England. He participated in the Iranian revolution of 1979 , serving as one of its ideologues. Later he criticized theocracy and advocated the distinction between religion as the sacred and immutable body of beliefs and doctrines and religious knowledge as historically constructed by its practitioners; this led to serious tensions between his followers, mostly university students and young intellectuals, and their opponents. He was censured and barred from public teaching. He is currently associated with the Iranian Academy of Philosophy.

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