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Concept of spiritual health in Descartes' and Tabatabaei's perspectives

(2012) Concept of spiritual health in Descartes' and Tabatabaei's perspectives. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies. pp. 93-108. ISSN 15830039 (ISSN)

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Abstract

A comparative discussion on "Spiritual Health", as one of the most imperative health fundamentals was initiated. This concept has recently been added to the previous health constituents including physical, psychological and social aspects by the World Health Organization. The words "spiritual" and "health" for many people are two separate and independent issues, while they are inextricably linked. Spirituality in health is not material in nature but belongs to the realm of ideas that have arisen in the minds of human beings, particularly ennobling ideas. Considering the important role which spiritual health plays in our overall sense of happiness and fulfillment as well as the direct connection between spiritual wellness and physical health, the perspectives adopted by Rene Descartes, as the "father of philosophy and modern Humanism" and Allameh Tabatabaee, as the "representative of Islamic philosophy" were compared in the present study. Due to his humanistic perspective, Descartes holds that spiritual health is of an abstract nature and is solely connectedwith human's conscience and intellectual insight indication of a naturalistic (materialistic) interpretation of humans,but it is not concerned with humans' desires, behavior and ultra-humanistic realm. Tabatabaee believes that spiritual health depends on humans'ultra-naturalistic realm and meaning-seeking nature, i.e. the acceptance of absolute reality principle (God) as the meaning of life that aside from correcting humans' insight and outlook assigns direction to his behavior and attitude. © SACRI.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Monotheistic perspective Rene descartes Spiritual health Spirituality Tabatabaee Ultrahumanistic factors
Page Range: pp. 93-108
Journal or Publication Title: Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 11
Number: 32
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/analys/anq042; (2002) The Transhumanist Declaration, , World Transhumanist Association, Archived from the original on September 10, 2006. Retrieved 2006-04-03
ISSN: 15830039 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/1600

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