Intentionality in Mulla Sadra

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Springer Nature, Mar 11, 2020 - Philosophy - 175 pages

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.

 

Contents

Introduction
1
Intentionality as Immateriality and Mullā Ṣadrā on the Soul
21
Ontology of Intentionality and Primacy of Existence
44
Linguistic and Logical Discussions on Existence
75
Sense Perception as Intentional
107
Conclusion
166
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Sümeyye Parildar was born in Ankara in 1980. After her BA in Marmara University Theology Faculty, she completed her first MA in Islamic Philosophy in the same university. Her second MA is in Philosophy in Birmingham University. She received her PhD in Exeter University with the dissertation titled 'Intentionality in Mulla Sadra' in 2014. She is a lecturer in Istanbul University since 2015.


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