The Political Philosophy of Mullā Ṣadrā: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Political Philosophy of Mullā Ṣadrā

1st Edition

By Seyyed Khalil Toussi


304 pages

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Hardback: 9781138807341
pub: 2020-04-30
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This book provides a comprehensive and widely accessible analysis of Mullā Sadrā’s works in order to establish the nature of his political philosophy and seeks to instigate a dialogue on the relevance of Sadrā’s philosophy to present day challenges.

Laying the groundwork for further translations and interpretation, this volume is not just concerned with ‘political philosophy’ as yet another particular and limited facet of Sadrā’s overall system. Rather, through unifying spiritual, intellectual, ethical and political aspects of this singular philosopher, The Political Philosophy of Mullā Sadrā is concerned with properly contextualizing and understanding the guiding intentions and inspirations that unify and underlie all of his creative philosophical endeavor.

This pioneering work of reflection on Mulla Sadra’s philosophy provides a direct, accessible, and yet provocative work of genuine philosophical reflection, and is an invaluable contribution to the fields of Political Philosophy, Mysticism and the history of Islamic Philosophy.

Table of Contents


Abbreviation of Journals, Encyclopaedias and Anthologies


1. Mullā Ṣadrā and the Socio-political and Cultural Milieu

2. The Central Importance of the Philosophy of the Human Soul in Mullā Ṣadrā’s Politics

3. Mullā Ṣadrā: Political or Apolitical Philosopher?

4. Transcendent Politics

5. A New Bision of Socio-political Justice in Transcendent Philosophy

6. Ṣadrā’s Narrative on the Virtuous City

7. Political Authority


About the Author

Seyyed Khalil Toussi is an editor at Isthmus Press based in London and a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Humanity and Cultural Studies (IHCS). He has published widely on Islamic philosophy and mysticism with a focus on transcendent philosophy and Mulla ?adra.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Islamic Philosophy

The Series is devoted to the publication of scholarly books in all areas of Islamic philosophy. We regard the discipline as part of the general philosophical environment and seek to include books on a wide variety of different approaches to Islamic philosophy.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / Islam / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies