Post-avicennan logicians on the subject matter of logic: Some thirteenth- and fourteenth-century discussions
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 22 (1):69-90 (2012)
In the thirteenth century, the influential logician Afn al-Kh (d. 1248) departed from the Avicennan view that the subject matter of logic is . For al-Kh, the subject matter of logic is . His departure elicited intense and sometimes abstruse discussions in the course of subsequent centuries. Prominent supporters of Kh's view on the subject matter of logic included K (d. 1277), Ibn Wil (d. 1298) and Taftn (d. 1274), Samarqandb al-Dzī (d. 1365). This article presents the outline of the development of this discussion down to the end of the fourteenth century and attempts to reconstruct the major arguments of both sides
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