عنوان مقاله [English]
In this article, the authenticity of the Goshayesh va Rahayesh, attributed to Naser-e Khusrow, has been investigated. It has been stated in various editions of this book that an anonymous scribe has unjustifiably altered certain topics and omitted some parts of the book, while refuting certain statements therein. Nevertheless, in the book published under the title of Goshayesh va Rahayesh, there appears to be more than one voice and one single belief.
In the present study, parts of this book that do not seem to belong to the original Goshayesh va Rahayesh are shown and, by presenting some intratextual evidence, attempts are made to reveal that the book published under the title of Goshayesh va Rahayesh is in fact a criticism as well as a confutation of theactual Goshaywsh and Rahayesh. As a result, the individual regarded in various printings of this book as a non-Ismaili copyist and censor of this book, is in actual fact the author of a separate book that can be deemed as a criticism and rebuttal of the Goshayesh and Rahayesh.