Document Type : Research Paper
Associate Professor, Political Science, Tarbiat Modarres University
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Buali – Sina University
One of the basic components of political thought is the notion of "civic virtue".
Civic virtue is an important concept that the accomplishment of the ultimate
objectives of politics depends on its development in human society.
In this article, we review the important writings of great Iranian aref, Jalal-al-din
Muhammad Balkhi, known as Mowlana, and analyze political capacities and
capabilities of his thoughts based on Sprigens' theoretic framework and
paradigmatic-implicative theory. The article claims that, based on cognitive,
normative and explanatory implications of Mowlana's thoughts, his thoughts contain
important elements like love, friendship, tolerance, and politico-social criticism.