Volume 8, Issue 2 (2-2018)                   مسائل اجتماعی ایران 2018, 8(2): 175-193 | Back to browse issues page

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Nosrati Nejad F. Iranian Modernism and Egocentric Rationality: A Conceptual Framework to Explain Social Pathologies in Iran . مسائل اجتماعی ایران. 2018; 8 (2) :175-193
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This paper is a theoretical analysis that highlights a conceptual framework combined of "Iranian Modernism" and "Egocentric Rationality" in order to explain social pathologies in Iran. Current paper climes that a specific representation of modernism in Iran has resulted in formation of a special kind of rationality mixed with modern instrumental rationality and modern individualism which is in line with "Iranian historical egocentrism" and "individuation". This combination has brought about a "black rationality" which is highly individualistic, narcissistic, competitive, calculative, interest seeker, goal oriented, neutral and indifferent to social outcomes of his actions. Because of absence of modern institutions that can limit such rationality, weakening of traditional morals and lack of alternative modern morality this framework has become a basis for action in a large part of society. Those social pathologies which are generally attributed as social immoralities are consequences of this form of rationality.
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Received: 2018/02/24 | Accepted: 2018/02/24 | Published: 2018/02/24

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