al-Khūnajī, Afḍal al-Dīn
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Afḍal al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Nāmāwar b. ʿAbd al-Malik al-Khūnajī (590–646/1194–1248) is a central figure in the history of Arabic logic. Though taking his departure from the works of Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna, d. 428/1037), he modified Ibn Sīnā's position on a number of central points and discussed a range of issues that do not seem to have been discussed by earlier logicians. These modifications and novel discussions came to be incorporated into the handbooks on logi…

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El-Rouayheb, Khaled, “al-Khūnajī, Afḍal al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_24187>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: 9789004183964, 2010, 2010-2



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