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Space, Time, and Stuff Frank Arntzenius. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Suhrawardl seems to attribute this admission tyamiyya Aristotle himself.

These postulates require a distinction to be drawn between quiddity and its existence, and also between essential and necessary, insepar- able attributes.

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It is adduced in connection with his view that not all concepts can be acquired. Ibn Taymiyya answers that it does not. At other times, he integrates into one logiciqns argument a variety of sub-arguments that are of a different type altogether.

In the first atainst, he insisted that all syllogistic reasoning about things in the external world proceeds from less than universal premisses, since the alleged universality of premisses in such syllogisms is established by incomplete induction.

Ibn Taymiyya Against the Greek Logicians

See Marmura’s section in Encyclopaedia Iranica, iii. The debt to the Greek sources, par- ticularly to the Sceptics, who seem to have been more critical of logic than others, is not easily identifiable.

See Ibn Taymiyya, al-Radd, Now, if induction is incomplete, the so-called universal premiss may prove false since it might be refuted by new evidence. Furthermore, what is sought after here cannot be obtained merely by means of a definition; rather, it is necessary to delimit the object of definition by pointing it out or by other means when words alone are not sufficient.


So how did they arrive at this statement? The dominant arguments of the critique belong to this category. Closely related to, if not part of, this criticism is an argument urged against the famous logical doctrine, first stated by Aristotle, that the premisses of the tue must ultimately originate in truths that are necessary and indemonstrable.

The longest of these treatises, however, does not exceed a few pages. In the Leiden manuscript, fol.

Ibn Taymiyya against the Greek Logicians

The second feature of Ibn Taymiyya’s work is repetition, a feature that becomes not only often unavoidable as an accompanying con- sequence of digression, but also indispensable in a discourse whose aim is to convince, dissuade, and recruit. The aim was not merely to spread and articulate knowledge but to convince believers who had gone astray.

Hallaq’s translation, with a agqinst introduction and extensive notes, makes available to a wider audience for the first time an important work that will be of interest to specialists in ancient and medieval philosophy and to historians of logic and empiricist philosophy, as well as to scholars of Islam and Middle Eastern thought.

The List of Paragraphs at the end of the volume offers the corresponding page and line numbers in the Rabat edition and the unabridged Bombay edition as well as the folio and line numbers in the Leiden manuscript.

Overview Description Reviews and Awards. But even if we grant that he was familiar with it, there is very little in common between his massive work which was written in a critical and scrutinizing logciians and the brief and narrowly legal contents of the responsum.

In short, forming a concept of the definiendum by means of definition is impossible without knowing the truthfulness of the definer’s statement. Quranic againwt Sunnaic indicants and legal judgements based on these indicants.

Furthermore, doing away with the Dictum also enabled him to question another crucial requirement in the categorical syllogism, namely, gerek every syllogism must contain no more and no less than two premisses.


Ibn Taymiyya Against the Greek Logicians by أحمد بن عبد الحليم بن تيمية

His argument is grounded in an empirical approach that in many respects prefigures the philosophies of the British empiricists. Western science realized the value of empiricism and succeeded in sifting it out of theology and metaphysics.

The proof that definitions are of no use for forming concepts of realities consists of the following. The attacks against Aristotelian logic in Islam continued after Ibn Taymiyya, though they were not conducted with the extra- ordinary energy, vigour, and creativity demonstrated by Ibn Taymiyya.

Moreover, and this is significant, Ibn Taymiyya was first and foremost a lawyer and jurist, and his world- view was considerably coloured by his characteristically juristic thinking. In his case a systematic and complete presentation of a body of thought was not a significant concern.

Each argument was thought to carry an independent weight, and therefore the more arguments that were adduced the stronger the case against logic became. Part I, Section 3, above, and par. In the very many contexts in which Ibn Taymiyya uses the two terms, in this and other treatises, we cannot observe any difference in their semantic usage.

Iii li Introduction to no small extent were his vreek modestly thought to have come down from the salaf. Again, the case of wine affords a basic example. But to his knowledge of early and classical Hanbalism, he added not only that of the other schools of jurisprudence but also that of other literature.

Like grape-wine, date-wine possesses the quality of intoxication which we establish through sense perception.

Related to this matter is the interpretation and explanation of speech. See also Naqd al-Mantiq,