A Comparative-Adaptive Study about the Meaning of Center According to Isfahan School and Heidegger’s Thought

Document Type : Research Article


1 art university of tehran

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The creation and configuration of the universe depends on the imagination of a “Journey” in the existence
realms. This journey contains Source/Beginning, Direction, and the Destination which can make the main
structure of the existence to organize the “place”. Using this cosmetic place, there will be a place created
for the “life’s flow”; the life in which people experience the existence. Accepting these ideas, one can argue
that “place” as “center” is rooted in the philosophy of being.
Both Isfahan school of thought and Heidegger, separately, introduce some basic ideas according to the
concept of “Existence/Existing” from which we come up with scope of the co-existence among the concepts
of “universe”, “place”, “life”, and “center”.
In this article, referring to the above mentioned ideas, we will try to find out what would the real meaning
of the center be. This task leads to the using of the hermeneutic in an adaptive approach in terms of research
method, although structure basics are rooted in the realm of Logical reasoning.
The subjects that will be considered in this article will adapt the grounded ontological points of views
in both schools which interpret universe, human being, and the world. Based on the findings from these
considerations we will search for the meaning of center in those areas.
The findings of this research can help us to have the clearer understanding of the concept of the meaning of
center in a historical realm which will lead to a better understanding of this concept in our time. Knowing
this aspect, the meaning of center from an ontological scope to the biological one can be transformed.


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