Chapter 3

Wael B. Hallaq

in Ibn Taymiyya Against the Greek Logicians

Published in print September 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240433
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680175 | DOI:
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The third point asserted in this chapter has to do with the doctrine that no judgement may be known except by means of syllogism, whose form and content has been stipulated. This is seen to be a negative proposition that is not self-evident. At the same time, there has not been any evidence to say that this is indeed proven, and in fact the logicians themselves admitted that they have made claims that they have not proven and argued without the benefit of knowledge. Establishing this negative proposition with certitude is believed to be impossible according to their own principles. In this regard, there has also been a lot of rejections by many religious innovators, speculative theologians, and philosophers of the prophetic reports which the traditionists retain.

Keywords: judgement; syllogism; knowledge; principles; rejections; religious innovators; speculative theologians; philosophers; prophetic reports; traditionists

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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