Abū al-Ḥajjāj Yūsuf b. Muḥammad Ibn Ṭumlūs (Alhagiag Bin Thalmus, d. 620/1223) was a philosopher, physician and direct disciple of Ibn Rushd (Averroes, d. 595/1198), who lived and practiced rational sciences in Alzira and Marrakesh, a quarter of a century after the demise of his teacher. Ibn Ṭumlūs was not Ibn Rushd's only student who engaged in work on logic, but one of dozens of disciples, suggesting that the supposed simultaneous death of the latter’s philosophy is “grossly exaggerated”. As a valuable window into the practice of logic in 13th century al-Andalus and the Maghreb, Ibn Ṭumlūs'
Compendium on Logic (
Al-Mukhtaṣar fī al-manṭiq) covers all the parts of “the expanded Organon”, as it was known since al-Fārābī (d. 339/951). The present volume offers a complete critical Arabic edition of this work, with an English and Arabic introduction, notes and indices.
Fouad Ben Ahmed, Ph.D. (2008),
Université Mohammed V, is Professor of Islamic Philosophy at Qarawiyine University, Dar el-Hadith el-Hassania, Rabat. He is the author of many articles and books on islamic philosophy, including the monography
Ibn Ṭumlūs al-faylasūf wa aṭ-ṭabīb (620/ 1223): sīra bibliyūgrāfiyya. Ḍifāf- al-ʾIḫtilāf- al-Amān-Kalima, 2017.
English Introduction Table of Contents (in Arabic)Preface (in Arabic) Arabic Introduction The Edition Ṣadr al-kitāb (Foreword) Al-Bāb al-awwal (the First Chapter) Al-Bāb al-thānī (the Second Chapter): Kitāb al-maqūlāt (Book of Categories) Kitāb al-ʿibāra (Book of Interpretation) Kitāb al-qiyās (Book of Syllogism = Prior Analytics) Kitāb al-taḥlīl (Book of Analysis) Kitāb al-burhān (Book of Demonstration) Kitāb al-amkina al-mughalliṭa (Book of Sophistical Topics) Kitāb al-jadal (Book of Dialectic) Kitāb al-khatāba (Book of Rhetoric) Kitāb al-shiʿr (Book of Poetics)
All interested in the history of “Arabic” logic after Ibn Rushd, and anyone concerned with the history of Arabo-Islamic philosophy in al-Andalus and the “Arabic” reception of Ibn Rushd’s thought.