Click for new scientific resources and news about Corona[COVID-19]

Paper Information

Journal:   HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY   WINTER 2012 , Volume 2 , Number 3 (7); Page(s) 71 To 94.
 
Paper: 

AN EXPLANATION OF THE GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE THEORIES OF THE SOUL’S MOTION: FROM THE BEGINNING UNTIL ITS TRANS-SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE

 
 
Author(s):  MOMENI NASER*
 
* 
 
Abstract: 

Since according to many philosophers, the human soul is an immaterial and simple entity, the problem of its motion has always occupied the minds of thinkers. Aristotle attributed this motion to many of the philosophers preceding him, which, given their naturalist approach, could be justified. Unlike Plato, Aristotle considers the problem of the immateriality of the soul to be unclear and ambiguous. In his view, the soul is a moving agent, however, he considers its essential motion to be absolutely false and has some unclear and inconsistent ideas concerning its accidental motion. Apparently, the first seeds of the theory of motion in the soul's substance were planted by Tusi based on one of Ibn Sina's statements. This theory came to fruition by Mulla Sadra, the great philosopher. He does not consider himself as the innovator of this theory and traces it back to Qur'anic verses and the ideas of gnostics and philosophers. However, he was the first to base this theory on such philosophical and, particularly, ontological principles as principality, unity, and gradation of existence and introduce it as a foundation for propounding some innovative theories in anthropology and epistemology. In fact, it can be said that this theory is at the center of Mulla Sadra's psychology and, in the light of its centrality, the fields of anthropology, eschatology, and epistemology have undergone great changes and given rise to some new problems following a different approach. Here, Mulla Sadra presents the art of thinking in the best way possible.

 
Keyword(s): IMMATERIALITY OF THE SOUL, SOUL'S MOTION, ARISTOTLE, TUSI, MULLA SADRA, SOUL'S TRANS, SUBSTANTIAL MOTION, PHILOSOPHICAL PRINCIPLES INNOVATIVE CONCLUSIONS
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  Yearly Visit 53
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog