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The Myth of a Kantian Avicenna

The Myth of a Kantian Avicenna Companion to Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, edited by Paul Guyer, pp. 346–379. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Strobino, Riccardo. 2015. “Principles of Scientific Knowledge and the Psychology of (Their) Intellection in Avicenna’s Kitāb al-Burhān.” In Raison et Démonstration: Les Commentaires Médiévaux sur les Seconds Analytiques, edited by Joël Biard, pp. 31–45. Turnhout: Brepols Publish- ers. Zarepour, Mohammad Saleh. forthcoming. “Avicenna on Grasping Mathe- matical Concepts.” Arabic Sciences and Philosophy. Dimitri Gutas Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University dimitri.gutas@yale.edu In my Oriens article on Avicenna’s empiricism (Oriens 40 [2012]: 391–436), I present what Avicenna calls the principles of syllogism, which are the different types of propositions that form the irreducible and axiomatic starting points of syllogisms and definitions. As Avicenna states both explicitly and implicitly in numerous passages that I cite, these are all based on experience. Two of these are the primary propositions (awwaliyyāt) and those with built-in syllogisms (muqaddamāt fitriyyat al-qiyās), literally, “premises of fitra syllogisms,” fitra being the natural operation of the . . intellect—thus, “premises whose syllogisms are constructed by the natural operation of the intellect.” In his “Note” on my article, Mohammad Saleh Zarepour disagrees with me and claims that, according to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

The Myth of a Kantian Avicenna

Philosophy East and West , Volume 70 (3) – Jul 3, 2020

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Companion to Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, edited by Paul Guyer, pp. 346–379. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Strobino, Riccardo. 2015. “Principles of Scientific Knowledge and the Psychology of (Their) Intellection in Avicenna’s Kitāb al-Burhān.” In Raison et Démonstration: Les Commentaires Médiévaux sur les Seconds Analytiques, edited by Joël Biard, pp. 31–45. Turnhout: Brepols Publish- ers. Zarepour, Mohammad Saleh. forthcoming. “Avicenna on Grasping Mathe- matical Concepts.” Arabic Sciences and Philosophy. Dimitri Gutas Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University dimitri.gutas@yale.edu In my Oriens article on Avicenna’s empiricism (Oriens 40 [2012]: 391–436), I present what Avicenna calls the principles of syllogism, which are the different types of propositions that form the irreducible and axiomatic starting points of syllogisms and definitions. As Avicenna states both explicitly and implicitly in numerous passages that I cite, these are all based on experience. Two of these are the primary propositions (awwaliyyāt) and those with built-in syllogisms (muqaddamāt fitriyyat al-qiyās), literally, “premises of fitra syllogisms,” fitra being the natural operation of the . . intellect—thus, “premises whose syllogisms are constructed by the natural operation of the intellect.” In his “Note” on my article, Mohammad Saleh Zarepour disagrees with me and claims that, according to

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