Thomas Aquinas and Mulla Sadra on the Soul-Body Problem: A Comparative Investigation

Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies 4:415-428 (2011)
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Thomas Aquinas and Mulla Sadra both criticized the previous theories on the soul-body problem, which held that the body is a mere instrument in the employ of the soul. Instead, they, following Aristotle, regard the connection between the soul and the body as form and matter since, they thought of it as an essential connection not accidental. Despite this initial similarity there are differences between Aquinas and Sadra on this problem which in the end lead them to two distinctive results

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Reza Rezazadeh
Ilam University


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