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Logic in the Torah

A Thematic Compilation by Avi Sion

Blog posts January 2018

8. A Fortiori Discourse in the Jewish Bible

 

Some 18 years after I published Judaic Logic, I returned to the subject of a fortiori argument in the Tanakh in A Fortiori Logic, and in this context discovered many additional instances.

 

1.   Introduction and summary

There are at least 46 instances of a fortiori discourse in …

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9. A Fortiori Arguments in the Christian Bible

 

1.   Disclaimer

In this chapter, I am called upon for the sake of comprehensiveness to comment on some of the a fortiori discourse found in Christian literature, especially the Gospels. I must stress that I do not intend the following treatment to be exhaustive. I am merely breaking gr…

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10. Logic in the Koran and Hadiths

 

1.   Disclaimer

In this chapter, I am called upon for the sake of comprehensiveness to comment on some of the a fortiori discourse found in Moslem literature. I must stress that I do not intend the following treatment to be exhaustive. I am merely breaking ground for a more extensive t…

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Main References

 

M. Abraham, D. Gabbay and U. Schild.  Analysis of the Talmudic Argumentum A Fortiori Inference Rule (Kal-Vachomer) using Matrix Abduction.  Studia Logica 92(3): 281-364 (2009).

Al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid.  Al-Qistas al-mustaqim (The Correct Balance).  Trans. Richard J. McCarthy.  Boston: Tway…

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