Ikhwan al-Safa’ (Brethren of Purity) – On Logic: Arabic and English translation of Epistles 10-14

Ikhwan al-Safa’ (Brethren of Purity) - On Logic: Arabic and English translation of Epistles 10-14The present volume is the second of this definitive series, consisting of the very first critical edition of the Rasa’il in its original Arabic, complete with the first fully annotated English translation. Prepared by Professor Carmela Baffioni, Epistles 10–14 comprise the foundations of logic, which remained a fundamental component in pedagogy until the twentieth century. The Ikhwan treat the Isagoge and the larger part of the Organon, both of which were circulating through the Islamic world at that time, as they set about detailing the ten categories of existents, the five predicables, and other such commonplaces of Aristotelian logic, including his seminal method of syllogistic inference. With the claim that logic is the noblest of man’s arts, and man the noblest of creatures, the Ikhwan cast Aristotelian tropes in a spiritual light.

via The Institute of Ismaili Studies – On Logic: An Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistles 10-14.

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