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    Saadya Gaon and Maimonides on the Logic and Limits of Legal Inference in Context of the Karaite-Rabbanite Controversy.Aviram Ravitsky - 2011 - History and Philosophy of Logic 32 (1):29-36.
    Saadya Gaon (882 ? 942), one of the outstanding Rabbis in the period of the Geonim, rejected the legitimacy of legal inference, as part of his polemics with his contemporary Karaite scholars. The paper analyzes Saadya's stance regarding the logical basis of legal inference, and shows that Saadya's distinction between reason and revelation in the domain of legal inference is only in regard to the ?illah? the factor that connects the case with its law. The rationality of the commandments, on (...)
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    Yaʿqūb Al-Qirqisānī on Human Intellect, Legal Inference, and the Meaning of the Aristotelian Syllogism.Aviram Ravitsky - 2018 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 26 (2):149-173.
    _ Source: _Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 149 - 173 In the fourth treatise of his legal-theological work _Kitāb al-Anwār wa-al-Marāqib_, Yaʿqūb al-Qirqisānī analyzes a criticism of the Aristotelian syllogism and its epistemological foundations. Qirqisānī defends Aristotelian logic by quoting a passage from an unknown commentary on Aristotle in which the Aristotelian theory of syllogism is explicated. This paper focuses on the historical, theological, and philosophical meanings of the criticism of the syllogism in Qirqisānī’s discussion and analyzes his interpretation of (...)
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    Pragmatic Studies in Judaism.Andrew Schumann, Aviram Ravitsky, Lenn E. Goodman, Furio Biagini, Alan Mittleman, Uri J. Schild, Michael Abraham, Dov Gabbay, Peter Ochs, Yuval Jobani & Tzvee Zahavy (eds.) - 2013 - Gorgias Press.
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