Mehdi Aminrazavi (born September 22, 1957) is an Iranian scholar of philosophy and mysticism. He is the Kurt Leidecker Chair in Asian Studies and a professor of philosophy and religion as well as director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Program at the University of Mary Washington.
Born in Mashhad, Iran, Aminrazavi studied at the University of Washington in Seattle and received his bachelor's degree in Architecture and city planning and a master's in philosophy. He then transferred to Temple University where he received his master's in religious studies and a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion. He has been teaching at the University of Mary Washington since 1990.
Aminrazavi is a member of a number of prestigious national and international philosophical and religious organizations including the American Academy of Religion, the American Philosophical Association and the Middle Eastern Society of America.
- Philosophy, Religion and the Question of Intolerance (1997)
- Suhrawardi and the School of Illumination (1997)
- Philosophy, Religion, and the Question of Intolerance (1997) with David Ambuel
- An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia with Seyyed Hossein Nasr
- The Islamic Intellectual Tradition in Persia (1996) with Seyyed Hossein Nasr
- The Wine Of Wisdom: The Life, Work, And The Legacy Of Omar Khayyam (2005)
- Islamic Philosophy & Theology: An Online Textbook for Colleges (2010).
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