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The representational and truthful nature of mental beings is among the most important philosophical and epistemological issues. Some philosophers have supported the theory of resemblance and some of them have supported the theory of sameness. There is a third attitude which rejects both theories and proposes the theory of relation; the relation between the knower and the known. Fakhre Razi has supported this theory describing it in a disordered fashion in his various books. Our motive for choosing to discuss his views about this subject has been that he was the initiator of this topic independently, and that he possessed a great place among Muslim philosophers. Historically, he is the first one who entered this problem among philosophical issues, and raised it independently under the title of "mental being". Some thinkers, however, regard him among the deniers of mental being, but this survey is to show that Razi was within the supporters of mental being.