Document Type : Research Paper



In this paper it is tried to criticize Jalal Al-ahmad's conceptions of the notions of the West and Westernizaton, his understanding of the social and historical origins of Westernization, and his understanding of the tradition and the necessity of returning to it, the issue that have had a very fundamental role in the formation of the paradigm of Iranians' social thought in contemporary history. It is worthy to note that Al-ahmad's social thought has domination in recent Iranaian social sphere after elapsing about a half of century from publishing his book Westernization. Al-ahmad's veiws are criticized in the light of Iranian contemporary thinker, Ahmad Fardid's profound insigts.