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Abstract

Dimitri Gutas has argued that Avicennian fiṭrīyāt (or propositions based on data with built-in syllogisms), as a group of principles of syllogism, are analytic and non-a priori, in the Kantian sense. In this paper I show that this analysis of Avicennian fiṭrīyāt is not tenable. I argue that if we want to find a place for fiṭrīyāt in the Kantian matrix of analyticity and a priority, we should accept that at least some of fiṭrīyāt are synthetic a priori.

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ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-17
Open Access
No
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