Ibn Sina and the status of moral sentences

Topoi 26 (2):247-254 (2007)
There are some texts about moral sentences in the Islamic logical literature especially in the logical books of Ibn Sina that have been interpreted in completely opposite ways. Relying on these texts, some scholars take Ibn Sina to be proposing a non-cognitive theory of ethics and to the contrary some scholars hold that he is a proponent of a sort of moral intuitionism. Reflecting on the alleged textual evidence in Ibn Sina’s books, I propose a middle way in the interpretation that accepts the cognitive status of the moral sentences but at the same time rejects intuitionism.
Keywords Dialectic   Endoxa  Ibn Sina  Intuitionism  Moral epistemology  Non-cognitivism
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DOI 10.1007/s11245-007-9013-0
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