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داریوش شایگان
Dariush Shayegan
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Shaygan in 2013
Born2 February 1935(1935-02-02)
Died22 March 2018(2018-03-22) (aged 83)
OccupationUniversity professor

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.[1]

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.[2]

Shayegan died on 22 March 2018, at the age of 83 in Tehran of a stroke.[3]


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