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Author Kalbarczyk, Alexander, author

Title Predication and ontology : studies and texts on Avicennian and post-Avicennian readings of Aristotle's Categories / by Alexander Kalbarczyk
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (355 pages)
Series Scientia Graeco-Arabica ; v. 22. 1868-7172
Contents 880-01 Introduction -- Key issues in Ibn Sīnā's reception of the categories and in the ensuing philosophical debates: Varying approaches of determining the scope of the categories -- Ibn Sīnā's reception of the two Aristotelian criteria for dividing "beings" (ővra): "being said of a subject" and "existing in a subject" -- Attempts at providing a systematization of the scheme of ten categories -- Disputes about the conceptual unity and generic predicability of accident and substance -- Summary and conclusion -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Indices
880-01 Frontmatter -- Preface -- Table of contents -- Introduction -- Key issues in ibn sīnā's reception of the categories and in the ensuing philosophical debates -- 1. varying approaches of determining the scope of the categories -- A. study -- B. texts -- 2. ibn sīnā's reception of the two aristotelian criteria for dividing "beings" (ὄντα): "being said of a subject" and "existing in a subject" -- A. study -- B. texts -- 3. attempts at providing a systematization of the scheme of ten categories -- A. study -- B. texts -- 4. disputes about the conceptual unity and generic predicability of accident and substance -- A. study -- B. texts -- Summary and conclusion -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Indices
Summary In Predication and Ontology A. Kalbarczyk provides the first monograph-length study of the Arabic reception of Aristotle's Categories. At the center of attention is the critical reappraisal of that treatise by Ibn Sīnā (d. 428 AH/1037 AD), better known in the Latin West as Avicenna. Ibn Sīnā's reading of the Categories is examined in the context of his wider project of rearranging the transmitted body of philosophical knowledge. Against the background of the late ancient commentary tradition and subsequent exegetical efforts, Ibn Sīnā's Kitāb al-Maqūlāt of the Šifāʼ is interpreted as a milestone in the gradual reshuffle of the relationship between logic proper and ontology. In order to assess the philosophical impact of this realignment, some of the subsequent developments in Ibn Sīnā's writings and in the emerging post-Avicennian tradition are also taken into account. The thematic focus lies on the two fundamental classification schemes which Aristotle introduces in the treatise: the fourfold division of Cat. 2 ("of a subject"/"in a subject") and the tenfold scheme of Cat. 4 (i.e., substance and the nine genera of accidents). They both pose the question of whether and how the manner in which an expression is predicated relates to extra-linguistic reality. As the study intends to show, this question is one of the driving forces of Ibn Sīnā's momentous reform of the Aristotelian curriculum
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-333) and indexes
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Aug 2018)
Subject Aristotle. Categoriae
Avicenna, 980-1037
Ontology
Predicate (Logic)
Islamic philosophy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110591989
3110591987
9783110591705