Journal of Philosophical Investigations

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD of philosophy, Lecturer at Ferdows Institute of Higher Education. Mashhad. Iran.

2 Associate professor of philosophy, University of Tehran. Iran.


Reducing Being hierarchies down to the physical entities, empirical science having occupied with destroying the sanctity of the universe; does thinking about Sacred architecture suggests a way to release contemporary man from nihilism?
The authors’ response is affirmative; therefore, investigating the quality of Sacred disclosure in the religious architecture of Islam and Hinduism, they search for understanding a lost meaning that had been manifesting there. The method of research consists of a comparative study about Islamic mosques and Hindu temples according to phenomenology. Offering existential relation with Sacred architecture by a personal experience for understanding the quality of Sacred manifestation, they criticize semiology and phenomenology methods.


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