An Inquiry into the Seyyed Hussein Nasr’s Ecological Thought

Document Type : Research Article (Political Thought)


1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Islamic Studies and Political Science, ISU

2 Ph.D. Student of Political Thought at Imam Sadiq University


Attention to the human environment is essential in an age when human with irregular exploitation try to destroy and waste it. In between, the methodical attention to indigenous thinker’s perspective can be useful and practical. In this paper by using the prominent Traditional thinker’s perspective at the present time, Dr Nasr, has been tried to answer “How should be the desirable interaction between man and nature?” which it is in the field of environment with a political approach to this topic. This study has allocated to the environmental issue by using the framework of Ferkellaf discourse analysis in three levels of description, interpretation and explanation. As described level in Nasr’s view, there are three signifies of meaning as the religious values, traditional values and values of human dignity which signifies traditional value has been as central signifier. In the interpretation level, three factors as de sanctity of nature and knowledge, rationalism and humanism has been affected on how to formulate Nasr’s ecological discourse. As well as on the explanation level on his social function view, we can cite his criticism on single discourse; also we can cite his criticism on flawed religious approach and revival of scared knowledge of nature.


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Volume 2, Issue 2
October 2015
Pages 67-94
  • Receive Date: 10 November 2017
  • Revise Date: 26 November 2017
  • Accept Date: 17 December 2017