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The al-Risala al-Shamsiyya
(Logic for Shams al-Din)

Contents
 
1
Introduction
a) What logic is
b) Subject matter of logic
2
Terms
(a) Utterances
(b) Individual concepts
(c) On universals and particulars
(d) Definition
3
Propositions
(a) Introduction: definition of proposition and its parts
(b) On the categorical proposition
      i. Parts thereof, and kinds
      ii. On quantification
      iii. On equipollence and existence
      iv. On modal propositions
(c) On the hypothetical proposition
(d) On rules governing propositions
      i. Contradiction
      ii. Simple conversion
      iii. Obversion
      iv. Equivalences among hypothetical propositions
4
Syllogisms  
(a) Definition of 'syllogism', and its kinds
(b) Syllogisms with mixed premises
(c) On conjunctive syllogisms with hypothetical propositions
(d) On repetitive syllogisms
(e) Further matters to do with syllogistic
      i. Linked syllogisms
      ii. Reduction
      iii. Induction
      iv. Example
5
Conclusion
(a) Syllogistic matter
(b) On the parts of the sciences

Notes

Written by Najm al-Din al-Katibi (d. 1276).

Sources

Adamson, P. and R. Taylor, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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