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Translated and Introduced by Allan Bäck

Avicenna / Ibn Sina - eBook

AL-MAQULAT COMMENTARY ON ARISTOTLE'S CATEGORIE

ISBN: 978-3-88405-729-2

Price: €98.00 (including 19 % tax)


Title appears on May 25, 2016
 
e-Book 

The translation of Avicenna’s "commentary” on Aristotle’s Categories, Al-Maqūlāt (Part One, Volume Two of Aš-Šhifāʼ), is given here with explanatory notes. Avicenna does not paraphrase the text. Rather, as he states, he comments upon what the correct doctrines are. He offers original doctrines on such topics as paronymy, the ontological square in Categories 2, predication, the antepredicamental rule, the number of the categories, distinction of primary and first substance, an account of relation, as opposed to relationship, the ontology of mathematical objects, and the predication of contraries. Avicenna uses and refers to these doctrines in his scientific works, particularly in his metaphysics.
 
Table of Contents

Introduction 

The Aim of the CATEGORIES 
Synonymy, Homonymy, Paronymy 
Being ‘Said Of’ and Being ‘In’
The Definition of Accident
Connections Between Being ‘Said of’ and ‘Being in’ 
Do Substance and Accident Have Modes?

Part Two

The Categories
Is Accident a Category?
Views on the Number of the Categories 
The Adequacy of the Categories
The State of the Number of the Categories 

Part Three

Substance - First, Second, and Third
First and Second and Third Substance
The Descriptions of Substance and its Propria
The Beginning of the Account about Quantity 

Part Four 

The Other Division for the Quantum, and the Quantum Per Accidens 
The Propria of the Quantum
The Divisions of the Relatum 
The Propria of the Relatum
The Category of the Relatum

Part Five 

The [Definitional] Characterization of Quality and ist Primary Divisions 
The Four Species of Quality
States and Powers
Objections about Species Having a Relationship to Power and Impotence
Passive Qualities and Passions 
The Solution of the Remaining Objections
 
Part Six 

The Species of the Fourth Genus of Quality
Objections Concerning the Fourth Genus of Quality
Quale and Quality 
Quale and Relatum 
The “Where” [Place] and the “When” [Time] 
The Rest of the Ten Categories

Part Seven 

 [Mutual] Opposites
Objections Concerning Opposition
Judgments and Propria in [Mutual] Contraries
The Prior and the Posterior
Index 



 


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