عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of the present article is to investigate the relationship between imagination and emotions and to explain the role and way of the involvement of imagination in the emotional domain. The essence of the imagination, the nature of the affections and the relation between the imagination and emotions, are the three main questions in the current research. Analysis and inference method was used to explain the subject. Preserving the faces after the sensory perception of phenomena, seizure in the repository faces, and the transformation of perceptual faces, are the main functions of imagination in the field of cognitive activity and self-stimulation. Instincts, natures and emotions are considered as the infrastructures of human tendencies. Emotions, while being acquired, are human tools for survival and excellence. According Mulla Sadra, emotions create motivation to move in human, and focus on self-esteem from scattered efforts and willing, in a single direction. According to him, emotions can be considered a kind of heart action by being activated in our existence, and since the activities of the soul are united with the oneself and are the part of it, then they can be the constructor of the ultimate entity of human and his/her overwordly face. The imagination is the origin of the emergence of emotions, the cause of the survival and decline of the emotions, and is the reason for meaning and revival of the emotions.