Arabic logic: Ibn al-Ṭayyib's commentary on Porphyry's by Kwame Gyekye

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Busse in the Berlin Commentaria Graeca (vol. 18, pt. 1)32 E. ,33 ed. G. Westerink (Amsterdam, 1967). F. David (d. c. 600) succeeded Elias in the Alexandrian chair of philosophy. He wrote a commentary on the Eisagoge. This has survived, and was edited by A. Busse in the Berlin Commentaria Graeca, (vol. 18, pt. 2). G. Stephanus of Alexandria (flourished in the first half of the seventh century). He belonged to the school of Olympiodorus, and was the last to occupy the Alexandrian chair of philosophy.

In this proposition the predicate is a genus) (c) A triangle has two right angles as sum of its interior angles. (In this proposition the predicate is a proprium) (d) Some triangle is three inches on one side. (In this proposition the predicate is an accident). Thus, the doctrine makes a distinction between essential (necessary) predication (props. a-c), in which the predicate is conceptually connected with the subject, and accidental (contingent) predication (prop. d) in which there is no conceptual connection between the subject and the predicate.

480. He was a Nestorian scholar who flourished in the second half of the fifth century in Antioch. 47 C. Sergius of Res'aina (d. 536). He was a Monophysite physician and scholar who studied in Alexandria and flourished in Res'aina in Mesopotamia. He was one of the greatest translators from Greek into Syriac, and in this respect was to the Monophysite what Probha had been to the Nestorians about half a century before. "48 D. Athanasius of Baladh (d. 696). He was a Monophysite scholar who flourished in the second half of the seventh century.

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