Dariush Shayegan

Iranian thinker, writer, cultural theorist and comparative philosopher (1935-2018)

Dariush Shayegan (Persian: داریوش شایگان‎;‎ 2 February 1935 – 22 March 2018) was an Iranian philosopher and cultural theorist. He wrote a novel "Land of Mirage" in French which won the ADELF award presented by the Association of French Authors on December 26, 2004.[2]

داریوش شایگان
Dariush Shayegan
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Shaygan in 2013
Born(1935-02-02)2 February 1935
Tabriz,[1] Iran
Died22 March 2018(2018-03-22) (aged 83)
Tehran, Iran
OccupationPhilosopher and former University Professor

Shayegan, who studied with Henry Corbin in Paris, also has many pioneering works on Persian mysticism and mystic poetry. He was a founding director of the Iranian Center for the Studies of Civilizations.

In 2009 Shayegan was awarded the inaugural Global Dialogue Prize.[3]

Shayegan died on 22 March 2018, at the age of 83 in Tehran of a stroke.[4]


  1. Jahanbegloo, Ramin (2021). "Shayegan, Dariush". In Fleet, Kate; Krämer, Gudrun; Matringe, Denis; Nawas, John; Rowson, Everett (eds.). Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Brill Online. ISSN 1873-9830.
  2. Tavakoli-Targhi, Mohamad. "MEHRZAD BOROUJERDI, Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1996). Pp 256. -". International Journal of Middle East Studies. 32 (4): 565–571 – via Cambridge Core.
  3. "www.globaldialogueprize.org". www.globaldialogueprize.org.
  4. "داریوش شایگان درگذشت". Mehr News Agency (in Persian). March 22, 2018. Archived from the original on March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.

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