Intentionality in Mulla Sadra

  • Sümeyye Parıldar

Part of the Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind book series (SHPM, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sümeyye Parıldar
    Pages 1-20
  3. Sümeyye Parıldar
    Pages 75-106
  4. Sümeyye Parıldar
    Pages 107-165
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 167-175

About this book


This volume translates Brentano’s intentionality into medieval psychological and ontological discussions through Sadrian theories of sense perception and mental existence. Applying a new methodology, it reframes various parts of Sadrian theory around the problem of intentionality, which results in a refreshed reading of the philosopher Mulla Sadra. The book starts out by defining intentionality problem and discussing the historiography of Brentano’s conceptualization. It examines immateriality, content and aboutness, and sense perception. In its conclusion, the book claims that intentionality in Mulla Sadra combines ontological and psychological realities and that as a result of Sadrian monism, the intentionality, intentional object, the agent, and the reality are different versions of same reality. 


Avicenna and sense theory Brentano and intentionality History of Intentionality Iranian Philosophy Medieval Notion of Soul and its Faculties Mental existence Mulla Sadra, Sadr al-Din al-Shirazi Sense perception Intentionality as Immateriality what is an intentional object soul and immateriality philosophical problem of intentionality De Anima and definition of the soul Russell on intentional objects Quine on intentional objects Universals as Mental Existence Quiddity as Mental Existence Sense Theory in Aristotle Sense Theory in Mulla Sadra External Senses and Internal Senses

Authors and affiliations

  • Sümeyye Parıldar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Islamic Philosophyİstanbul UniversityİstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-39883-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-39884-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-5834
  • Series Online ISSN 2542-9922
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