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Al-Farabi and Aristotelian Syllogistics: Greek Theory and Islamic Practice (Joep Lameer) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1994) 9789004098848
Al-Farabi and Aristotelian Syllogistics: Greek Theory and Islamic Practice (Joep Lameer) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1994) 9789004098848
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Title: Al-Farabi and Aristotelian Syllogistics: Greek Theory and Islamic Practice

Author: Lameer, Joep

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1994

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004098848

Volumes: 1; Pages: xx, 352

List Price in Cloth: $209.00 Our price: $177.99

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Al-Farabi and Aristotelian Syllogistics deals with an important chapter in the history of Aristotelian logic in early medieval Islam and offers a unique and comprehensive analysis of the writings of the outstanding Muslim philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi (d. 950/51).The first part focuses on a wide range of subjects relating to syllogistic theory proper; the second part deals with its application in the context of Islamic law and theology, and concludes with an in-depth analysis of the way in which Aristotelian logic came to be integrated into Muslim political thought.The sections on syllogistic theory proper are especially important for those interested in the history of Arabic logic; the remaining sections are required reading for historians of Islamic law, theology, and Islamic political philosophy.
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