Allamah Tabataba’i’s Footnote to Mulla Sadra’s Proof of the Sincere

Author: Gary Carl (Muhammad) Legenhausen

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Allamah Tabataba’i’s Footnote to Mulla Sadra’s Proof of the Sincere

This text is a note that ‘Allamah Tabataba’i wrote about Mulla Sadra’s Asfar pertaining to a proof for the existence of God, called the burhan al-siddiqin (proof of the sincere). The paper begins with an examination of ‘Allamah’s footnote; and then considers how the basic idea could be defended against some hypothetical criticisms.