Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and faculty member at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is author of Prometheus and Atlas.
Here he points out that, while most people are unfamiliar with the details of Zarathustra’s teachings, they were influential on such important European figures as Voltaire, Nietzsche, and Mozart. Unlike other ancient thinkers, Zarathustra emphasized the progressive evolution of human toward a utopian society. His emphasis on the importance of truth became an essential element incorporated into Greek philosophy. He also emphasized respect for women and the importance of ecology. His teachings exerted an influence on the Islamic Sufism of Iran as well as on the rise of Christianity.
Many viewers will know that Jason Reza Jorjani has suffered from libel and persecution as a result of his, generally misunderstood, political views. He is a brilliant scholar who has now been unfairly disgraced and is forced to fight a legal battle, while continuing his research and writing, without any regular employment. Therefore we have set up this “Go Fund Me” page in order to assist this worthy individual. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-fund-jason-reza-jorjani039s-next-project and contribute generously.
(Recorded on June 25, 2016)
Published on November 3, 2016