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Al-Fārābī and Aristotelian syllogistics : Greek theory and Islamic practice

Author: Joep Lameer
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1994.
Series: Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, v. 20.
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Al-Farabi and Aristotelian Syllogistics deals with an important chapter in the history of Aristotelian logic in early medieval Islam and offers a unique and comprehensive analysis of the writings of the outstanding Muslim philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi (d. 950/51).

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Lameer, Joep.
Al-Fārābī and Aristotelian syllogistics.
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1994
(DLC) 94025189
Named Person: Fārābī; Aristotle; Aristotle.; Fārābī.; Aristoteles; Abū-Naṣr Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- Farābī; Aristote; Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Abū Naṣr al- Farābī; Aristoteles.; Abū-Naṣr Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- Farābī
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joep Lameer
OCLC Number: 1017660511
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Leiden, 1992.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 351 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Al-Farabi's concern with Aristotelian logic and the role of the Prior Analytics. 2. The primacy of the assertoric syllogism. 3. This study: its relevance, structure, and objectives --
I. The Sources. 2. The Prior Analytics I: translations. 3. The Prior Analytics II: commentaries & paraphrases. 4. The Prior Analytics III: related works. 5. Consulting the Prior Analytics-complex: methodology. 6. Other primary sources --
II. The Syllogism and its Kinds. 2. The syllogism: simple and compound deductions. 3. Simple deductions: predicative and conditional. 4. Predicative deductions: hamli or jazmi? 5. Predicative deductions: direct deductions, and those 'involving a contradiction'. 6. Direct deductions: hyparctic, necessary, and possible. 7. Compound deductions --
III. Technical Terms and Expressions. 2. Aristotelian syllogistics: technical terms and expressions. 3. Technical terms in al-Farabi's syllogistics. 4. Predication in the Arabic Prior Analytics. 5. Predication in al-Farabi's syllogistics. 6. Quality and quantity of propositions in Aristotle and al-Farabi --
IV. The Assertoric Syllogism. 2. The conversion of propositions. 3. The proofs of the imperfect moods. 4. Al-Farabi and the fourth figure. 5. The foundation of syllogistic theory --
V. Induction. 2. Induction in Aristotle. 3. Induction in al-Farabi: general remarks. 4. The Topics. 5. The Prior Analytics II. 23. 6. Al-Farabi's interpretation of Prior Analytics II. 23 and the Arabic version of II. 25. 7. The Posterior Analytics --
VI. The Paradigm. 2. The paradigm in Aristotle. 3. The paradigm in al-Farabi I: the Kitab al-Qiyas al-saghir. 4. The paradigm in al-Farabi II: the Kitab al-Mudkhal ila l-qiyas. 5. The paradigm in al-Farabi III: the Sharh al-Qiyas --
VII. The Istidlal bi-l-Shahid ala l-Ghaib. 2. The mechanism of the argument: al-Farabi's account. 3. The verification of the proposition containing the illa. 4. The logical structure of the istidlal bi-l-shahid ala l-ghaib --
VIII. The Qiyas Fiqhi. 2. The qiyas fiqhi and the Prior Analytics II. 23. 3. The qiyas fiqhi and assertoric syllogistics. 4. The qiyas fiqhi: al-Farabi's fourfold classification --
IX. Religion, Philosophy, and Logic. 2. The Perfect State. 3. The Political Regime. 4. The Attainment of Happiness. 5. The Book of Letters --
Index of Primary Sources --
Index of Arabic Manuscripts.
Series Title: Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, v. 20.
Responsibility: by Joep Lameer.


This pioneer study of Aristotle's theory of deduction in early medieval Islam provides invaluable first-hand information on both the classical and the Islamic dimensions of an important chapter in  Read more...


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'...a solid piece of scholarship in Islamic studies. Lameer has written a well organized and clear book.'Allan Back, Vivarium, 1995.'Anyone with an interest in this period of logical thought owes a Read more...

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