Lecture "Light, Time, Motion and Impulse in the Zoroastrian Pahlavi Texts"

June 17, 2019

10:00 - 12:00


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Antonio C.-D. Panaino (Università di Bologna, Professor of Iranian Studies)


In the present lecture Prof. Panaino will analyse some philosophical problems emerging from the late Zoroastrian tradition, which have never been properly discussed, such as the relation between time and motion, the relation between the eternal time of Ohrmazd and the time of the earthly conflict, the relation between Ohrmazd’s light and time, Ahreman’s relation with time and the origin of the motion of the stars and the luminaries. These and other similar subjects will be framed in the intercultural context of the Mazdean philosophical and theological speculations at the light of the internal evolution and of the attested sources.


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