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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156853410X489763 Vivarium 48 (2010) 193-214 brill.nl/viv v i v a r i u m Al-Ghazālī on the Form and Matter of the Syllogisms Henrik Lagerlund University of Western Ontario Abstract Al-Ghazālī’s Maqāsid al-falāsifa is an intelligent reworking of

In: Vivarium

introduced to western Europe via al- Ghazzali's Maqasid, a digest of some of Avicenna's ideas.25 Essentially, they are designed to reduce the Atomists' arguments to absurdity by showing that if the number of points in a line is really finite, then the diagonal of a square is equal in length to one of its

In: Vivarium

Qawānīn . His sources were Miftāḥ al-lugha , ‘The Key of the Language’; Tuḥfa al-hadīya , ‘The Guiding Gift’; Munya al-mubtadiʾ , ‘The Beginner’s Wish’; ṣiḥāḥ ʿajamī , ‘The Persian Truths’; Wasīla al-maqāṣid , ‘The Way of the Destinations’; and Baḥr al-gharāʾib , ‘The Sea of Marvels’. Le

In: Learning Arabic in Renaissance Europe (1505-1624)

century, were enjoying a wider readership in printed form; and as an apologist for Arabic studies, William Bedwell lists Geber among the great Arabic scholars 189 . ‘El Gazzali’ too was a familiar name; but it was as the author of the Maqāṣid , a clear resume of the oriental falsafa , that ‘Algazel

In: Learning Arabic in Renaissance Europe (1505-1624)

Ibn Mālik (his Tashīl al-fawāʾid wa-takmīl al-maqāṣid and his Alfiyya ), two works on prosody, and a reply to Abu ’l-Ḥasan al-Ashʿarī’s refusal to accept grammar as a science. I have not seen this manuscript and cannot judge whether it was consulted for scholarly purposes during his reign (1547

In: Learning Arabic in Renaissance Europe (1505-1624)