Reza Davari Ardakani (born 1933 in Ardakan) is an Iranian philosopher and university professor lecturer. He is also President of the Academy of Sciences of Iran.
Davari received primary and secondary education in Arkadan, and after leaving school became a teacher in 1951. In 1954, he entered the University of Tehran as an undergraduate, gaining a BA and in 1967 a PhD in Philosophy there. He is currently a professor of philosophy at Tehran University. From 1979 to 1981, he was dean at the faculty of literature and humanities, University of Tehran, and the head of Iranian National Commission for UNESCO from 1979 to 1982. Davari is the Editor-in-Chief of Farhang Journal.
Davari and Abdolkarim Soroush have engaged in a series of philosophical debates in post-revolutionary Iran.
- ^ a b Şerif Mardi, Cultural transitions in the Middle East, 1994, BRILL, p. 238.
- ^ Jacques Waardenburg, Muslims and others, 2003, Walter de Gruyter, p. 491-2