نوع مقاله : علمی-پژوهشی
استادیار دائرةالمعارف مؤسسة آموزشی و پژوهشی امام خمینی (ره)
عنوان مقاله [English]
The steam which comes out of subtle parts of body is known as steamy soul. Steamy soul is the most subtle part of physical body and its role is mediating between soul and physical body. The nature of steamy soul and its issues had been vastly explained by Avicenna, and after him we can find Avicennian explanation in the works of Sheikh- e- Eshragh and Molla -Sadra.
As much as it is related to human physical health and illness, however, steamy soul has been at canonical attention of physicians in medical profession, and as much as it, if any, roles as a mediator between soul and body it has been very attractive to philosophers, so steamy soul has been discussed a lot in philosophical psychology.
Steamy soul denial by modern medicine does not invalidate reliability of philosophical psychology, because philosophical psychology assumes it as a reliable theorem taken from ancient medicine