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News ID: 83
Publish Date: 11:54 - 18 February 2013
Member of Islamic Research Institute for Culture and Thought has said that Shia philosophy approaching jurisprudence provides much more freedom than liberal democracy and its proponents would be able to.

"Even in liberal democracy, freedom is impaired by obstacles. Obstacles to which it can be said that freedom holds a paradoxical relationship,” said Hojat ol-Islam Bahram Dalir, faculty member of Islamic Research Institute for Culture and Thought in interview with Fars.

Jurisprudence professor at seminary of traditional Islamic school of higher learning (Howza) added "Each school of thought and mode of thinking has a framework in its approach to freedom within which it defines it. Marxism has its freedom as does liberal democracy. The result is that in human schools freedom does not exist in its complete form.”

"Of course the Peripatetic school is in agreement, from an ontological point of view, with freedoms which result from plurality and include respect for different tastes. That's because the Peripatetic school considers beings as heterogeneous realities,” Dalir added.

He stated "The fact is especially exemplified in the Islamic jurisprudence with belief in prescription.”

"What relates to the zone of genesis, the human being has no hand in there so that it could be seen whether he is free or not,” he added, "In the political sphere participation is divided into active and reactive ones. Then the question arises whether one is free in a political society or not and to what extent he may participate in political does and donts.”

Dalir considered Mulla Sadra's philosophy as one of the most powerful approaches to freedom and said "In this philosophy no knowledge is in contradiction to another. If there seems to be a contradiction it relates to the philosophers and not to the school.”

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