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  1. Avicenna on Syllogisms Composed of Opposite Premises.Behnam Zolghadr - 2021 - In Mathematics, Logic, and their Philosophies. pp. 433-442.
    This article is about Avicenna’s account of syllogisms comprising opposite premises. We examine the applications and the truth conditions of these syllogisms. Finally, we discuss the relation between these syllogisms and the principle of non-contradiction.
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  • Conservation and Causation in Avicenna's Metaphysics.Emann Allebban - 2018 - Dissertation, McGill University
    This dissertation examines Avicenna's theory of efficient causation in light of his approach to central problems in metaphysics, from the proof of the Necessary Existent to his emanative cosmology. Avicenna provides an internally coherent metaphysical account of efficient causation. A metaphysical account of the efficient cause explains the existence of the effect or essence in a way that is not explained by the causes of motion, as investigated in physics. That is, a full explanation of the cause of the existence (...)
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  • Individuation and Identity in Islamic Philosophy After Avicenna: Bahmanyār and Suhrawardī.Fedor Benevich - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 28 (1):4-28.
    ABSTRACTScholarship on medieval philosophy has rightfully acknowledged the historical and systematical merit of Avicenna’s thought in all divisions of philosophy. Avicenna however did not...
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  • Al-Ghazāī on the Signification of Names.Taneli Kukkonen - 2010 - Vivarium 48 (1-2):55-74.
    Al-Ghazālī's most detailed explanation of how signification works occurs in his treatise on The Beautiful Names of God. Al-Ghazālī builds squarely on the commentary tradition on Aristotle's Peri hermeneias : words signify things by means of concepts and correspondingly, existence is laid out on three levels, linguistic, conceptual, and particular (i.e. extramental). This framework allows al-Ghazālī to put forward what is essentially an Aristotelian reading of what happens when a name successfully picks out a being: when a quiddity is named (...)
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  • Arabic and Islamic Metaphysics.Amos Bertolacci - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.