عنوان مقاله [English]
According to the common belief regarding authentic existence and contingent quiddity, authenticity and contingency indicate essential truth and accidental truth of external reality respectively. Hence, not only does quiddity not have any share of reality in the external world, but also it does not represent anything beyond itself. Such interpretation of the concept of authentic existence cannot be credible and clearly contradicts Mulla Sadra’s own words on this matter. This misconception originates from the presupposition of a kind of relation between truth and external realization, and the way Sadra raises and discusses the issue. This research argues that regardless of its connection with Sadra, this interpretation, as an independent philosophical theory, lacks the necessary internal coherence and arguments and opposes common sense.