Talk:Hossein Nasr

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Nasr radio interview on Green Majority has new Web address. Please do not delete. Old address is a dead link[edit]

Please note that in the Media section at the bottom of the page, the "downloadable interview with Nasr regarding Islam and the environment" is no longer available at the link previously provided, This link is dead. Instead, the interview is now available at a Youtube channel, and I have edited the entry to include this new link. Please do not delete. Thank you.


Not exactly NPOV this, is it?

Add this[edit]

This needs to be included in the article, copied from Talk:Ali --Striver 04:13, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

entire conferences in honor of him [1]. --Zereshk 21:35, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
His PhD was on the History of Science in Islam. His title is "Professor of Islamic Studies", not "professor of Philosophy". PBS [2], or The UN selects him as an Islamic scholar, not a Shia one, to lecture on Islam at the UN [3][4], and you give yourself the arrogance to ignore him? His biography alone blows away the accomplishments of all your authors COMBINED.[5] There are entire books written in honor of him [6],
  1. Zora: You are POV pushing BIG TIME, and you know it. You are ignoring what The George Washington University calls "one of the major intellects of our time."[7]

Yes, that's called a festschrift. It's an academic tradition. Many many scholars have had festschrifts dedicated to them.

He still has 500 publications.-- 02:03, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Isnt "Seyyed" a honorific? Shouldent the article be named "Hossein H. Nasr"? --Striver 06:21, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

I agree... I think. The Paul McCartney article is not entitled "Sir Paul McCartney", although we see that both names go to the same place. Is this a similar situation? Striver: where are you getting the extra H. from? I haven't seen it, but maybe I'm not looking in the right places. IronDuke 02:22, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
google --Striver 09:15, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

سید حسین نصر (۱۹ فروردین ۱۳۱۲ در تهران) فیلسوف و متأله ایرانی و استاد علوم اسلامی و عهده‌دارِ سمت‌هایی چون: بنیان‌گذار و مدیر انجمن شاهنشاهی حکمت و فلسفه ایران در تهران | ریاست دفتر فرهنگی فرح پهلوی | سفیر شاهنشاه آریامهر | استاد کرسی اسلام‌شناسی دانشگاه جرج واشنگتن و دانشگاه تمپل بوده است

دکتر سید حسین نصر در سال ۱۳۱۲ در تهران به دنیا آمد. پدرش، سید ولی‌الله، همانند پدربزرگش پزشک دربار بود و اهل کاشان. او از جانب مادر نوادهٔ شیخ فضل‌الله نوری است. عمده نیاکان نصر از روحانیون سر‌شناس بوده‌اند.

سید حسین نصر تحصیلات ابتدایی را در مدرسه‌ای نزدیک خانهٔ خود در خیابان جمهوری گذرانید. در‌‌ همان کودکی شروع به آموختن زبان فرانسه کرد و علوم اسلامی را نزد پدر خود می‌آموخت. سپس به دبیرستان فیروز بهرام جهت ادامهٔ تحصیل رفت.

نصر در دوازده سالگی به آمریکا فرستاده شد. او در مدرسهٔ شبانه‌روزی پدی در نیوجرسی ثبت نام کرد. در سال ۱۹۵۰ رتبهٔ ممتاز اول مدرسه خود شد. در چهار سال تحصیلات این مدرسه، نصر زبان انگلیسی، علوم، تاریخ آمریکا، فرهنگ غربی و آموزه‌های مسیحی را آموخت.

نصر برای ادامه تحصیلات دانشگاهی مؤسسهٔ فناوری ماساچوست را برگزید. در‌‌ همان زمان بورس تحصیلی به او تعلق گرفت و او نخستین دانشجوی ایرانی بود که در مقطع کار‌شناسی در آن مؤسسه تحصیل می‌کرد. او رشتهٔ فیزیک را برای ادامهٔ تحصیل برگزید.

نصر در مقطع کار‌شناسی در مؤسسهٔ فناوری ماساچوست تحت تأثیر فریتهوف شوان فیلسوف، قرار گرفت. نصر تحصیلات تکمیلی خود را در دانشگاه هاروارد ادامه داده و پس از دریافت کار‌شناسی ارشد در رشته ژئوفیزیک دو سال بعد در سال ۱۹۵۸ در رشتهٔ تاریخ علم با گرایش علوم اسلامی با درجهٔ دکتری فارغ التحصیل شد.

فرزند وی ولی نصر نیز استاد دانشگاه و از مشاوران هیلاری کلینتون در امور خاورمیانه و عضو شورای راهبردی روابط خارجی آمریکا است (talk) 21:06, 5 June 2013 (UTC)


Can anyone confirm whether or not Vali Nasr of the US Naval Institute (author of "The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future", W.W. Norton, 2006) is the son of Seyyed Hosein Nasr?-- 23:15, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

-- Yes that is the case. Vali Nasr, author of the Shia Revival, is the son of Sayyed Hosein Nasr. If you'd like more evidence than my word for it, watch the two of them speak. The similarities are uncanny. -- November 23rd, 2007 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:28, 23 November 2007 (UTC)


The lead section is basically hagiography. I'm going to do some weeding. IronDuke 14:28, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

United Nations[edit]

Can somebody knowledgeable add some of his United Nations honors to the article? --Striver 01:40, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

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Evolution denialism[edit]

Should the article mention Nasr's thoroughgoing evolution denialiasm? -- eg in pieces like [8], [9]

It's sad to see such a smart man coming out with such rubbish, shot full of falsehoods. Jheald (talk) 09:10, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Birth date: 1933 or 1939 ?[edit]

There is realy big confusion about Nasr birthdate. Check for articles on Nasr in other languages. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:25, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Seyyed Hossein Nasr[edit]

God Bless this man! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:50, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

language skills[edit]

Nasr speaks Persian and English fluently. He also has a thorough grounding in Arabic. However, he is not fluent in French. It is doubtful whether he has any knowledge of German. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phainomai (talkcontribs) 04:04, 10 February 2011 (UTC)