Arabic Logic : Ibn dl-Tayyib's Commentary on Porphyry's Eisagoge


GYEKYE, Kwame. Arabic Logic : Ibn dl-Tayyib's Commentary on Porphyry's Eisagoge. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1979. First Printing. Pp.(8),[ix]-x,[1]-244,(2). 8vo, green cloth with copper titles to spine. A vo lume in the Studies in Islamic Philosophy and Science series. "This is a translation and a study of Ibn al-Tayyib';s commentary on the Eisagoge of Porphyry. The study takes into account the Eisagoge (al-Madkhal) of Avicenna (Ibn Sina), a contemporary of Ibn al-Tayyib. Avicenna's work is, strictly speaking, not a commentary in the sense in which Ibn al-Tayyib's is. That is to say, he, unlike Ibn al-Tayyib, does not quote verbatim a passage from Porphyry's work and comment upon it. His Eisagoge is rather a restatement or paraphrase of the subject matter of Porphyry in his own way and with his own views. The views of the eminent philosopher, al-Farabi, have, where relevant, also been mentioned. Ibn al-Tayyib's own commentary on the Categories (as yet unpublished) has been referred to in a handful of places. The studyalso takes into account the four extant Greek commentaries of Ammonius, El ias, Pseudo-Elias and David. Parallels between the commentaries of Ibn al-Tayyib and these Alexandrian scholars have been pointed out in the Commentary." - from Gyekye's preface. Very good. 40.00

Title: Arabic Logic : Ibn dl-Tayyib's Commentary on Porphyry's Eisagoge

Author Name: GYEKYE, Kwame Studies in Islamic Philosophy and Science series AL-TAYYIB, Ibn PORPHYRY)

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Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany, 1979, ISBN:0873953088:

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Keywords: PHILOSOPHY CLASSICAL STUDIES CLASTU ARABIC THOUGHT LOGIC ISLAMIC CLASSICS MEDIEVAL MEDIAEVAL SCHOLARLY,