Mulla Sadra and the Unity and Multiplicity of Existence

This paper is an attempt to critically analyse some of the versions ofthe oneness of existence 1. It seeks to argue thataccording to Mulla Sadra, the concept of “existence”2 is one, and itsextra-mental reality, then, must also be one, because one singleconcept cannot be obtained from a number of “realities” “Existence”is one single “reality” comprehending everything.3 The “reality”behind the veil of many different things is “pure existence” withouteven a trace of multiplicity, and the “quiddities” which are the sourceof this multiplicity are but different degrees of the one single“reality’’
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 34,373
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Leibniz's Monad and Mulla Sadra's Hierarchy of Being.Ali Fathtaheri - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 8:93-100.
Mental Existence.Seyyed Khamenei - 2011 - Kheradnameh Sadra Quarterly 63.
Mulla ‘Ali Nuri as an Exponent of Mulla Sadra’s Teachings.Janis Eshots - 2011 - Transcendent Philosophy Journal 12:55-68.
Mulla Sadra.Sayeh Meisami - 2014 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


Added to PP index

Total downloads

Recent downloads (6 months)

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes

Sign in to use this feature