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The issue of categories has been the subject of some debate among Muslim philosophers regarding such matters as whether Aristotle himself authored the book, what precisely the categories are, the exact number of categories, and whether the Categories should be classified as a work of logic (manṭiq) or metaphysics, or indeed as a bridge between the two disciplines.

Logic and Metaphysics

Aristotle’s Categories represents an attempt to system…

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Sadeq Sajjadi and Translated by Janis Esots, “Categories”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000069>
First published online: 2021

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