An Epistemological Review of the World of Ideas and Its Role in the Discovery of the Revelation and Dreams in Sadra’s Thought

Mahdi Rezazadeh Joudi, Alireza Heydarzadeh


In Sadra's thought, the philosophical elaboration of revelation and dreams is subject to the acceptance of the world of ideas. The question which has been responded in this paper is that how the issue of relation with the world of ideas and its role in discovering and reflecting the revelation and dreams is elaborated in Sadra’s thought? The research methodology was a descriptive-analytic one and the findings showed that in Sadra’s epistemological system, the world of ideas, is in agreement with the imaginary perception, so the connection to the world of ideas becomes possible through the imagination and abstraction power of this intellect. The results of the research indicate that from Sadra's point of view, the world of ideas and its visible forms have epistemological functions and the knowledge obtained from it is also superior and reassuring. In this paper, first in a general approach, the world of ideas and the role of the faculty of imagination in Sadra’s thought are put forth. Then, based on that and exclusively, Sadra’s thought on discovering the revelation and dream is elaborated and analyzed through the world of ideas and their reflections in soul.


World of Ideas; Faculty of Imagination; Revelation; Dream; Sadra

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