Ostad Abdollah Anwar
Ostad Abdollah Anwar (1924 - 2023)
I had the honor to study formal logic and Wittgenstein's philosophy with Ostad Abdollah Anwar. Once I went to his place in the Kashanak region in Tehran, he informed me that he was composing an article on the history of Lalezar street in Tehran. After the publication of the article on Lalezar street, he gave me a copy of the article and I studied it carefully. This article and the other ones that he wrote on Tehran became a base for a major in Iran known as "Tehranology"! I bring a short biography of Ostad Anwar in the following:
Professor Seyyed Abdollah Anwar was born in Tehran, Iran, on Saturday, August 9, in 1924. He received his high school diplomas in literature and mathematics in 1942 and 1943, respectively.
Then, he entered Iranian universities to study different branches, and he received his Bachelor's Degree in Law, Pure Mathematics, Politics, and Economics in 1945, 1946, 1948, and 1949.
Because of his love for art and science, he continued his research and studies in the following fields: Philosophy, Mathematics, in particular, Mathematical and Modal Logic, Physics, Laws, Politics, Economics, Theology, Religious Jurisprudence, Library Science, History, Tehranology, and Genealogy Science.
His famous works include:
List of manuscripts of the Iranian national library in ten volumes!
Contribution to the most important dictionary of the Persian language, i.e., writing ten volumes of the Dehkhoda dictionary, more precisely, the letter "kh خ" and a part of the letter "k ک".
Editing "Jahangosha-ye Naderi جهانگشای نادری".
A scholium on "Asas-al-Eghtebas اساس الاقتباس" which is a book on logic by Khajeh Nasir-al-Din Tusi.
A scholium on "Shefa شفا", a 22-volume encyclopedia by Abu Ali Sina with comparison to the works of Aristotle.
He also published many influential articles in different fields. He trained many students who were and have been researchers and university professors by themselves.
He passes away on Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Also, check my note on the history of Persian mathematics.