The Principality of Society: An Analysis of Works of Ayatullah Mutahhari

*Mahdi Hoseinzadeh Yazdi, Amin Mohseni Cheraghlou, Ahmad Naderi Naderi

Abstract


The question around the existence and essence of society and its relationship with individuals has been one of the main topics of inquiry in the literature of social philosophy and sociological studies. Among the Muslim philosophers one can trace the seeds of this discussion in the writing of Farabi and Toosi. From amongst contemporary Muslim scholars one can point to Allameh Tabatabai, Ayatullah Mutahhari, Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir Sadr, and Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi as the main figures who have addressed this issue in some details. This work presents the views of late Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari on the nature of society and its relationship to individuals from a philosophical perspective


Keywords


Society, Individual, Secondary Philosophical Intelligible, Real Compound, Principality of Society

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