عنوان مقاله [English]
Allameh Tabatabai became very popular in his discussions of conventional concepts. There are different views on how to interpret his words. Ayatollah Javadi Amoli, one of his most distinguished students, has described and completed the Allamah’s view. In his words, “conventional” is sometimes an attribute of existence and sometimes an attribute of concept. For him, the conventional existence and concept has a kind of genetic and noumenal origin, and consequently, it has a genesis and a noumenon. Accordingly, purely conventional or social concepts and propositions could have also their own noumenon or truth, provided that the root and the end of the convention is real and noumenal, and this origin is certain. In this case, the conventional proposition will necessarily be true and certain, and a rational argument can be made for these propositions. If the root and the end of the conventional are not true and certain, then it will not have a noumenal validity.