Reza Davari Ardakani
Reza Davari Ardakani is a prominent Iranian philosopher and a distinguished emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Tehran. He is known for his works on criticism of the Western Culture and thought. Reza Davari received primary and secondary education in Arkadan, and after leaving school became a teacher in 1951. In 1954, he entered the University of Tehran as an undergraduate, gaining a BA and in 1967 a PhD in Philosophy there. From 1979 to 1981, he was dean at the faculty of literature and humanities, University of Tehran, and the head of Iranian National Commission for UNESCO from 1979 to 1982.