Book ID: CBB001200952

Relational Syllogisms and the History of Arabic Logic, 900--1900 (2010)


El-Rouayheb, Khaled (Author)


Publication Date: 2010
Physical Details: viii + 295 pp.; bibl.; index
Language: English

Relational Inferences are a Well-Known problem for Aristotelian logic. This book charts the development of thinking about this anomaly, from the beginnings of the Arabic logical tradition in the tenth century to the end of the nineteenth. Based in large part on hitherto unstudied manuscripts and rare books, the study shows that the problem of relational inferences was vigorously debated in the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. In the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Ottoman logicians (writing in Arabic) came to recognize relational inferences as a distinct kind of unfamiliar syllogism' and began to investigate their logic. These findings show that the development of Arabic logic did not - as is often supposed - come to an end in the fourteenth century. On the contrary, Arabic logic was still being developed by critical and fecund reflections as late as the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. --Book Jacket.

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Authors & Contributors
Aouad, Maroun
Smith, A. Mark
Asúa, Miguel de
Schoeler, Gregor
Evra, James W. Van
Sezgin, Fuat
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
History and Philosophy of Logic
Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Ancient Philosophy
American Philosophical Society
Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin
Oxford University Press
SISMEL edizioni del Galluzzo
University of Oklahoma
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Transmission of texts
Ibn al-Haytham, Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan
al-Fārābī, Abū Naṣr Muḥammd ibn Muḥammad
Hunain ibn Ishāq
Time Periods
Early modern
17th century
13th century
10th century
18th century
Middle and Near East
Andalusia (Spain)

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