Khosrow Bagheri

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Khosrow Bagheri Noaparast
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Born 1957
Tehran, Iran

Khosrow Bagheri Noaparast (in Persian: خسرو باقری نوع پرست) is an Iranian philosopher, educational theorist and the president of Philosophy of Education society of Iran (PESI). [1][2]


Bagheri was born in 1957 in Tehran. He took his Ph. D degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1994. He is Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of Tehran. He has made contributions to a wide range of topics in philosophy of education, Religion and personal construct psychology; topics from different viewpoints, such as constructive realism, neo-Pragmatism, action theory, deconstruction, Hermeneutics, and Islamic philosophy of education. In 2011 he was awarded First order Medal of Research (The Distinguished Researcher) by the University of Tehran.[3]

Religious Education[edit]

In his book Islamic Education he places human agency as the main educational thesis of Islam. This is while before him scholars such as Mutahari believed in human nature as the center of Islamic education. He opposes nature as a central key to Islamic education claiming that human beings are not a piece of non-living object to be fabricated into a human being. Instead human is a dynamic creature who should choose being religious. in this regard he has introduced abstinence by presence. While most scholars have insisted that religion is about preventing sinful situations Bagheri insists that real education leads to presence in a sinful situation and yet remaining intact.[4]

Personal Construct Theory[edit]

He argues that in George Kelly's personal construct psychology a combination of correspondence theory of truth and a coherence theory of truth is necessary. offering criteria for a reconciliation of correspondence and coherence theories he argues that constructivism should be based on a reality and the effort is to search for an optimal point where reality and constructs reach each other.[5][6][7]

Religious science[edit]

Most Classic Islamic Philosophers believed in a naive realism or intuition based theories for achieving knowledge from the external world. Either of these perspectives or a combination of them has led some to conclude that a science based on religion can lead to infallible knowledge. However, Bagheri argues that a religious science is only possible through interference of religious elements in the presupposition of a theory and hence will remain a science tout court, and its religious presuppositions will not guarantee an infallible knowledge.[8][9][10]


Some of his publications in English are as follow:

1. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow (1995). Toward a more realistic constructivism, Advances in Personal Construct Psychology, vol. 3, pp. 37–59, London: JAI Press Inc.

2. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow (2000). Constructs and words, Constructivism in the Human Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 65–70. USA: Box 311280, Denton, TX 76203.

3. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow (2001). Islamic Education. Tehran: Alhoda.

4. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow (2005). A hermeneutical model for research on the evaluation of academic achievement. Quarterly Journal of New Thoughts on Education. Vol. 1, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 5–12. Iran: Al-Zahra University.

5. Khosravi, Zohreh & Bagheri, Khosrow (2005). Towards an Islamic psychology: An introduction to remove theoretical barriers. Psychological Studies, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 5–17. Iran: Al-Zahra University.

6. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow (2013) Physical and spiritual education within the framework of pure life, International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 18:1, 46-61.

7. Bagheri Noaparst, Khosrow & Khosravi, Zohre (2006). Islamic concept of education reconsidered. American journal of Islamic Social Science (AJISS). Vol. 23, No. 4, Fall, pp. 88–103. USA: PO Box 669, Herndon, VA 20172.

8. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow & Khosravi, Zohre (2006). Mind and mental health based on a realistic constructivism. Constructivism in the Human Sciences. Vol. 11, Issues 1-2, pp. 20–31., USA: Box 311280, Denton, TX 76203.

9. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow (2012). Al-Attas Revisited on the Islamic Understanding of Education. Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies, 5(2), 149-172.

10. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow (2009). The Idea of a Religious Social Science. Tehran: Alhoda.

11. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow & Khosravi, Zohre (2010). A Dynamic Conception of Human Identity, Cultural Relation, and Cooperative Learning, Intercultural education, vol. 21, no. 3, 281-290.

12. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow & Khosravi, Zohreh (2011). Deconstructive Religious education. Religious Education, vol. 106, no. 1, pp. 82-104.

13. Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow (2013), Celebrating Moderate Dualism in the Philosophy of Education: A Reflection on the Hirst-Carr Debate. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 47: 564–576.

Books in Persian[edit]

1. Bagheri, Khosrow, نگاهی دوباره به تربیت اسلامی Negahi dobare be tarbiate eslami (Revisiting Islamic Education), Vol.1, Tehran: Madrese Publications, 1990.

2. Bagheri, Khosrow, مبانی شیوه های تربیت اخلاقی:نقد تطبیقی علم اخلاق و روانشناسی معاصر Mabani-e shivehayei tarbiate akhlaghi: Naghde tatbighie Elme Akhlagh va ravanshenasie moaser, (Foundations of Moral Education Methods), Tehran: Sazeman Tablighat Eslami Publications, 1999.

3. Bagheri, Khosrow, چیستی تربیت دینی: بحث و گفتگو با پروفسور پاول هرست Chistie Tarbiate Dini: bahse o goftegoo ba Prof. Paul Hirst, (Discussions with Prof. Paul Hirst on religious education), Tehran: Tarbiate Eslami Publications, 2002.

4. Bagheri, Khosrow, هویت علم دینی Hoviate Elme Dini, (The nature of religious science), Tehran: Vezarate Farhang Publications, 2004.

5. Bagheri, Khosrow, مبانی فلسفی فمینیسم Mabanie falsafie Feminism, (Philosophical foundations of Feminism), Tehran: Vezarate Oloum Publications, 2004.

6. Bagheri, Khosrow, نگاهی دوباره به تربیت اسلامی، جلد دوم Negahi dobare be tarbiate eslami (Revisiting Islamic Education), Vol.2, Tehran: Madrese Publications, 2006.

7. Bagheri, Khosrow, نوعمل گرایی و فلسفه تعلیم و تربیت No-amalgarayei va falsafei talimo tarbiat, (Neo-Pragmatism and philosophy of Education), Tehran University Publications, 2008.

8. Bagheri, Khosrow; Khosravi, Zohreh; نظریه های روانشناسی معاصر: به سوی سازه گرایی واقع گرایانه Nazariyehayei ravanshenasie moaser: be soyei sazegarayei vaghegarayane, (Theories of contemporary psychology: Towards constructive realism), Tehran: Elm Publications, 2009.

9. Bagheri, Khosrow. درآمدی بر فلسفه تعلیم و تربیت جمهوری اسلامی ایران، جلد اول Daramadi bar falsafei talim o tarbiate jomhoorie eslamie Iran, Vol.1; (Islamic Republic of Iran’s philosophy of education, Vol. 1), Tehran: Elmi Farhangi Publications, 2009.

10. Bagheri, Khosrow. درآمدی بر فلسفه تعلیم و تربیت جمهوری اسلامی ایران، جلد دوم Daramadi bar falsafei talim o tarbiate jomhoorie eslamie Iran, Vol.2; (Islamic Republic of Iran’s philosophy of education, Vol. 2), Tehran: Elmi Farhangi Publications, 2010.

11. Bagheri, Khosrow; Sajjadieh, Narges; Tayebe Tavasoli; رویکردها و روش های پژوهش در فلسفه تعلیم و تربیت Rooykardha va Raveshhaye Pazhuhesh Dar Falsafei Ta’lim o Tarbiat; (Approaches and research methods in philosophy of education), Tehran: Pazhuheshkadei motaleate farhangi va ejtemaee, 2011.

12. Bagheri, Khosrow, الگوی مطلوب آموزش و پرورش در جمهوری اسلامی ایران Olgooye Matloobe Amoozesho Parvaresh Dar Jomhoorie Eslamie Iran; (A Model for Education in The Islamic Republic of Iran), Tehran: Madrese Publications, 2011.

13. Bagheri, Khosrow, گفت و گوهایی در باب علم دینی Goftegoohaie da babe ilme dini (Debates on Religious Science). Tehran: Pajuheshgahe Ulume Insani Publications, 2012.

14. Bagheri, Khosrow, علم تجربی دینی Nazarie: ilme tajrobie dini (A Theory: Empirical Religious Science). Tehran: Korsihaye Nazariyepardazi, 2012.

15. Bagheri, Khosrow, تعلیم و تربیت اسلامی Noavari: Talim va tarbiat Islami (An Innovation: Islamic Education). Tehran: Korsihaye Nazariyepardazi, 2012.

16. Bagheri, Khosrow, گفت و گوی معلم و فیلسوف GofteGoyei Moalem va Filsoof (Dialogue between Teacher and Philosopher). Tehran: Elmi Farhangi Publications, 2013.

He has Translated the following Books into Persian

1. R. D. Laing (2010). The divided self: An existential study in sanity and madness. Penguin UK.

2. Israel Scheffler (1985). Of Human Potential. An Essay in the Philosophy of Education. Routledge & Kegan Paul Inc.

3. Adams, P. L., Milner, J. R., & Schrepf, N. A. (1984). Fatherless children.


  1. ^ انجمن فلسفه تعلیم و تربیت ایران. "چكيده هاي پذيرفته شده :: انجمن فلسفه تعلیم و تربیت ایران :: Philosophy of Education Society of Iran". Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  2. ^ انجمن فلسفه تعلیم و تربیت ایران. "هيات مديره". Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
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  4. ^ Bagheri Noaparast. "Islamic Education". Al-Hoda Publications, Tehran, 2001.
  5. ^ Bagheri Noaparast. "Toward a More Realistic Constructivism". in "Advances in Personal Construct Psychology", vol. 3, pp. 37-59, Jai Press, 1995.
  6. ^ Warren."Philosophical dimensions of personal construct psychology".Vol. 4, Psychology Press, 1998.
  7. ^ Neimeyer, R.A."Limits and lessons of constructivism some critical reflections". Journal of Constructivist Psychology, vol.8, no. 4, pp. 339-361, 1995.
  8. ^ Bagheri Noaparast. "The Idea of a Religious Social Science". Alhoda, 2009.
  9. ^ Bagheri Noaparast & Khosravi. "TOWARDS AN ISLAMIC PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO REMOVE THEORETICAL BARRIERS". Psychological Studies, Vol. 1, no. 4-5, 161-172, 2006.
  10. ^ Bagheri Noaparast & Khosravi. "THREE APPROACHES IN ISLAMIC SCIENCE: CASE STUDIES IN IRAN". JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT, vol. 12, no. 1, pp.1-18, 2004.

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