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کیمیای هنر 2017, 6(23): 7-23 Back to browse issues page
A Conceptual Analysis of Beauty According to Its Ontological Truth: Based on Mulla Sadra’s Views
Mahdi Amini *, Mohammad Fanaei Eshkevari, Abdollah Fathy
Abstract:   (7589 Views)
In this paper I would discuss that if providing an essential definition of beauty is impossible then why and how we may describe various types of possible
existences and God as beautiful. Drawing on the idea of “conceptual analysis” of Sheikh Ishraq and based on Mulla Sadra’s ontological views I would try to arrive at a different approach with which I will provide a general definition of beauty that includes both God and possible existences. Accordingly, while refuting the essential mode of beauty I would argue for an existential mode of it. I would further analyze and extract philosophical concepts from Mulla Sadra’s philosophical views to express the relation between being and beauty. I would conclude the paper by providing this definition of beauty: beauty,
if based on a particular understanding of existence as univocity, is “the realization of the perfect existence in the form,” and if based on the personal unity of existence, it is “the mode of manifestation of perfections of absolute existence in the form.”
Keywords: beauty, manifestation, form, conceptual analysis, gradation
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/03/5 | Accepted: 2018/03/5

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