Daryoush Ashouri is a prominent Iranian freelance writer and researcher, and was a visiting scholar at Yale University. He has served as a visiting professor or lecturer of Persian language and literature at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Oxford University, and of political philosophy and political sociology at the University of Tehran. His work has contributed to the enrichment of the philosophical, scientific, and political lexicon and terminology in the Persian language. He has also translated or introduced works by Friedrich Nietzsche, William Shakespeare, and Nicola Machiavelli, among many others.
Ashouri’s extensive writings and translations cover a broad range of subjects, and some recent publications include Ta’rifha va mafhum-e farhang (Concept and Definitions of Culture), Erfan o rendi dar she’r-e Hâfiz (A hermeneutical study of the mystical views of Hafiz the great Persian poet), Mâ va moderniyat (a collection of articles on the cultural crisis of Iranian society facing with modernity), and Farhang-e ‘olum-e ensâni (English-Persian Dictionary for Human Sciences).