Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

2 Master student of Islamic philosophy and theology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad - Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies


Theological theories usually are rooted in previous philosophical principles. Therefore we can evaluate and criticize their philosophical roots instead of their results. This paper studies and analyzes the philosophical principles of the theory of extension of prophecy Experience, in order to prepare the ground for the critique of this theory. In this study we reveal the philosophical bases of the theory of extension of prophecy Experience, offered by Dr. A. Soroush, and indicate that Soroush might have been influenced by subjectivist approach of Kant and Popper, Wittgenstein’s theory of language games, and philosophical hermeneutics of Gadamer.