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Ibn Sina's Logic

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[New Entry by Riccardo Strobino on August 15, 2018.] Ibn Sīnā [hereafter: Avicenna] (980 - 1037 CE) is - directly or indirectly - the most influential logician in the Arabic tradition. His work is central in the re-definition of a family of problems and doctrines inherited from ancient and late ancient logic, especially Aristotle and the Peripatetic tradition. While, in general terms, Avicenna squarely falls into a logical tradition that it is reasonable to characterize as Aristotelian, the trove of innovations he introduces establishes him as a genuinely new canonical figure. Every...

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