Document Type : Research Paper
One of the important discussions in the history of theology in Islamic and western culture has been whether intellect can solve all of the problems of human beings or not? Mulla Sadra, the inheritor of peripatetic and oriental philosophy and Islamic Gnosticism and the establisher of transcendent philosophy, regards intellect as a
powerful instrument for resolving difficulties of many humanistic and divine problems; but he didn’t neglect its limits.
According to his works such as Asfar, Mafatih-al-Ghueib, Illumination of Kafi's Principles, Shavahed-al-Robubiah, Three Principles' Treatise, and etc., the writer thinks that Mulla Sadra believes in limits of intellect in different cases like, soul, names and attributes of God, mysteries and secrets of existence world, the facts of existence world, the corporal Return; also most of the scholars believe that he regarded intellect and faith complimentary. In this essay we try to study these issues.