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date: 17 December 2018

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Abdolkarim Soroush founded one of the most important intellectual movements in Iran. This article traces the development of his thought through three distinct periods: (1) a critique of Marxism and its influence on Islamist political ideology, (2) an epistemological critique of Islamist truth claims, and (3) a hermeneutical approach to the Divine text and Prophetic tradition.

Keywords: Abdolkarim Soroush, Iran, intellectual movements, Marxism, Islamist political ideology, truth claims, hermeneutical approach

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