University of TehranPhilosophy and Kalam2008-942242120090923Critical examination of Sadra's Primacy of existence proofsCritical examination of Sadra's Primacy of existence proofs21052FASeyyed MohammadRowzatiAhmadBeheshtiJournal Article19700101This article considers all the Mulla Sadra’s proofs of primacy of existence (asalat al-wujud) found in all his works‚ and concludes that Sadra has two approaches in his arguments: (1) to prove the primacy of existence through negation of original attributes from quiddity (mahiyyah), (2) to refute the primacy of quiddity through indirect proof. At the end‚ we conclude that the first approach and the arguments based upon it are stronger than the other.This article considers all the Mulla Sadra’s proofs of primacy of existence (asalat al-wujud) found in all his works‚ and concludes that Sadra has two approaches in his arguments: (1) to prove the primacy of existence through negation of original attributes from quiddity (mahiyyah), (2) to refute the primacy of quiddity through indirect proof. At the end‚ we conclude that the first approach and the arguments based upon it are stronger than the other.https://jitp.ut.ac.ir/article_21052_e76f703af0c01f15314657dc3001452a.pdf