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Mohammad Saleh Zarepour
Cambridge University
  1. Avicenna on Mathematical Infinity.Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - 2020 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 102 (3):379-425.
    Avicenna believed in mathematical finitism. He argued that magnitudes and sets of ordered numbers and numbered things cannot be actually infinite. In this paper, I discuss his arguments against the actuality of mathematical infinity. A careful analysis of the subtleties of his main argument, i. e., The Mapping Argument, shows that, by employing the notion of correspondence as a tool for comparing the sizes of mathematical infinities, he arrived at a very deep and insightful understanding of the notion of mathematical (...)
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    Infinite Magnitudes, Infinite Multitudes, and the Beginning of the Universe.Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - forthcoming - Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-18.
    W.L. Craig has argued that the universe has a beginning because the infinitude of the past entails the existence of actual infinite multitudes of past intervals of time, and the existence o...
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    Abharī’s Solution to the Liar Paradox: A Logical Analysis.Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - forthcoming - History and Philosophy of Logic:1-16.
    The medieval Islamic solutions to the liar paradox can be categorized into three different families. According to the solutions of the first family, the liar sentences are not well-formed truth-apt...
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    God, Personhood, and Infinity: Against a Hickian Argument.Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - 2020 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12 (1):61.
    Criticizing Richard Swinburne’s conception of God, John Hick argues that God cannot be personal because infinity and personhood are mutually incompatible. An essential characteristic of a person, Hick claims, is having a boundary which distinguishes that person from other persons. But having a boundary is incompatible with being infinite. Infinite beings are unbounded. Hence God cannot be thought of as an infinite person. In this paper, I argue that the Hickian argument is flawed because boundedness is an equivocal notion: in (...)
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    Avicenna's Notion of Fiṭrīyāt: A Comment on Dimitri Gutas' Interpretation.Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - 2020 - Philosophy East and West 70 (3):819-833.
    In an illuminating article, Dimitri Gutas has tried to show that Avicenna's theory of knowledge should be understood within a full-blown empiricist framework very similar to that of John Locke.1 Gutas' argument is based on an analysis of Avicennian 'principles of syllogism'2. The principles of syllogism are those judgments and propositions that form the irreducible and axiomatic foundations of syllogisms and definitions.3 Avicenna categorizes these principles based on how we accept and acknowledge the truth of them. This categorization appears, with (...)
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    Avicenna on the Nature of Mathematical Objects.Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - 2016 - Dialogue 55 (3):511-536.
    Some authors have proposed that Avicenna considers mathematical objects, i.e., geometric shapes and numbers, to be mental existents completely separated from matter. In this paper, I will show that this description, though not completely wrong, is misleading. Avicenna endorses, I will argue, some sort of literalism, potentialism, and finitism.
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    Concept Originalism, Reference-Shift and Belief Reports.Seyed N. Mousavian & Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - 2018 - Synthese 195 (1):269-285.
    Concept originalism, recently introduced and defended by Sainsbury and Tye, Tye, and Sainsbury, holds that “atomic concepts are to be individuated by their historical origins, as opposed to their semantic or epistemic properties”. The view is immune to Gareth Evans’s “Madagascar” objection to the Causal Theory of Reference since it allows a concept to change its reference over time without losing its identity. The possibility of reference-shift, however, raises the problem of misleading belief reports. S&T try to tackle the problem (...)
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    Non-Innate A Priori Knowledge in Avicenna.Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - 2020 - Philosophy East and West 70 (3):841-848.
    In his "The Empiricism of Avicenna," Dimitri Gutas interprets Avicenna as an empiricist.1 He analyzes Avicennian 'principles of syllogism' and claims that none of them are a priori. Moreover, regarding awwalīyāt and fiṭrīyāt—which are two groups of such principles—Gutas suggests that "[i]t appears that both kinds of propositions would be analytic, in Kantian terms. As for Locke, they would be what he called 'trifling.'"2 In my first comment in this issue, I disagreed with this view and argued that these two (...)
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    Sunday School Student and Theological Fatalism.Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - 2013 - Sophia 52 (3):553-555.
    I will briefly argue that theological fatalism is not a genuine ‘theological’ problem, for it can be reduced to another alleged incompatibility that arises independently of the existence or non-existence of God. I will conclude that the way of arguing against the existence of God or His omniscience by appealing to theological fatalism is blocked for libertarian atheists.
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    Avicenna’s Notion of Fiṭrīyāt: A Note on Gutas’s Interpretation.Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - forthcoming - Philosophy East and West.
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    Andrei A. Buckareff and Yujin Nagasawa, , Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine. Reviewed By. [REVIEW]Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - 2017 - Philosophy in Review 37 (5/6):185-187.
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    The Strong Version of Underdetermination of Theories by Empirical Data: Comments on Woleński's Analysis.Mostafa Taqavi & Mohammad Saleh Zarepour - 2008 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 13 (1):111-117.
    The Polish researcher in the field of logic and philosophy, Jan Woleński, in one of his recent articles, "Metalogical Observations About the Underdetermination of Theories by Empirical Data," logically formalized two weak and strong versions of the underdetermination of theories by empirical data (or UT by abbreviation) and with these formalization has metalogically analyzed these two versions. Finally he has deducted that the weak version is defensible while the strong version is not. In this paper we will critically study Woleński’s (...)
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