Journal of Philosophical Investigations

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Candidate of Philosophy of Art, Department of Philosophy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Art Research, Faculty of Theoretical Sciences and High Art Studies, University of Art, Tehran, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran


The writings of Pseudo-Dionysius are a mixture of Christian thought, Late Greek philosophy and mainly neo-Platonic philosophy, which are easily integrated with religion because of his transcendence. Dionysius's view of beauty is described in Asma Elahi. It seems that his views on beauty also exist in the wisdom of illumination, so a comparison can be made between the views of Dionysius and Sheikh Ishraq on beauty. Suhrawardi discusses beauty with themes such as Noor Al-Anvar, more insight, the high ability of mystics to understand beauty, and the light that causes beauty, beauty and perfection and Dionysius refers to the trinity, infinity, connection with God, the source of beauty and etc. in his proposed criteria and also he tells about the final end of his views in the areas of origin and influence, as well as the manifestation of beauty in objects. In this study, by examining the views of Dionysius and Sheikh Ishraq, it shows the similarities between these two views.


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