Avicenna and Tusi on the Contradiction and Conversion of the Absolute

History and Philosophy of Logic 21 (1):45-56 (2000)
Avicenna (d. 1037) and T?s? (d. 1274) have different doctrines on the contradiction and conversion of the absolute proposition. Following Avicenna's presentation of the doctrine in Pointers and reminders, and comparing it with what is given in T?s?'s commentary, allow us to pinpoint a major reason why Avicenna and T?s? have different treatments of the modal syllogistic. Further comparison shows that the syllogistic system Rescher described in his research on Arabic logic more nearly fits T?s? than Avicenna. This in turn has consequences for analysing Avicenna's logic, and for writing the history of a fascinating period of change and diversity in the discipline in the medieval Islamic world
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/01445340050044637
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 29,827
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
The Development of Arabic Logic.Nicholas Rescher - 1964 - University of Pittsburgh Press.

View all 7 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Avicenna and Ūsī on Modal Logic.Henrik Lagerlund - 2009 - History and Philosophy of Logic 30 (3):227-239.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Avicenna's Treatise on Logic. Avicenna - 1971 - The Hague: M. Nijhoff.
Avicenna and the Problem of Universals.Raja Bahlul - 2009 - Philosophy and Theology 21 (1/2):3-25.
The Physics of the Healing , Books I-Iv (Review).Jari Kaukua - 2011 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (2):245-246.
On Knowledge of Particulars.Peter Adamson - 2005 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (3):273–294.
Tūsī on Avicenna's Logical Connectives∗.Tony Street - 1995 - History and Philosophy of Logic 16 (2):257-268.
The Deliverance: Logic.Asad Q. Ahmed - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
Avicenna and Ūsī on Modal Logic.Henrik Lagerlund - 2009 - History and Philosophy of Logic 30 (3):227-239.
Added to PP index

Total downloads
33 ( #169,770 of 2,210,107 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #382,810 of 2,210,107 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature