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Logic in the Torah

A Thematic Compilation by Avi Sion

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Table of Contents

 

1.     Logic in the Torah

1.     Introduction

2.     Instances of logic in the Torah

3.     Summary and conclusions

4.     As regards the Tanakh

2.     Adductive Logic in the Torah

1.     The art of knowing

2.     Adduction in Western philosophy…

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Foreword

 

The present volume, Logic in the Torah, is a ‘thematic compilation’; that is, it is a collection of essays previously published in some of my primary works. Such collections allow me to increase the visibility of scattered writings over many years on a specific subject. In the present case, …

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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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