Click here to skip to this page's main content.

New Feature: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!   Learn More
Last edited by Avi Sion
April 10, 2018 | History

Logic in the Talmud 1 edition

Cover of: Logic in the Talmud | Avi Sion

No ebook available.


Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with:


Buy this book


About the Book

Logic in the Talmud is a ‘thematic compilation’ by Avi Sion. It collects in one volume essays that he has written on this subject in Judaic Logic (1995) and A Fortiori Logic (2013), in which traces of logic in the Talmud (the Mishna and Gemara) are identified and analyzed. While this book does not constitute an exhaustive study of logic in the Talmud, it is a ground-breaking and extensive study.

Subjects

Excerpts

There is a big difference between authentic logic studies, aimed at uncovering the facts of the case, whatever they happen to be; and make-believe studies, aimed at defending some religious or other ideological doctrine. The one is methodologically fully scientific; the other is essentially biased and apologetic. The results of these two pursuits, naturally, differ considerably. The former throws light on all relevant issues and findings, impartially; the latter emphasizes positive aspects and ignores or conceals negative aspects. The researcher in this field must consciously decide at the outset which of these two approaches he (or she) will adopt; whether his loyalty is ultimately to reality or to some given doctrine.
Page 6-7, added by Avi Sion. "part of Foreword"

Links (outside Open Library)

There is only 1 edition record, so we'll show it here...  •  Add edition?

Logic in the Talmud
A Thematic Compilation

Published 2018 by Avi Sion in Geneva, Switzerland .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
1. A Fortiori in the Talmud 10
1. Brief history of a fortiori 10
2. A brief course in the relevant logic 17
3. A fresh analysis of Mishna Baba Qama 2:5 33
4. A logician’s reading of Numbers 12:14-15 59
5. A critique of the Gemara in Baba Qama 25a 67
6. A slightly different reading of the Gemara 90
2. More on A Fortiori in the Talmud 93
1. Natural, conventional or revealed? 93
2. Measure for measure 103
3. The dayo principle in formal terms 113
4. The human element 130
5. Qal vachomer without dayo 136
6. Three additional Gemara arguments 145
7. Assessment of the Talmud’s logic 168
8. The syllogistic Midot 179
9. Historical questions 185
3. Enumeration of A Fortiori Discourse 189
1. A fortiori discourse in the Mishna 189
2. A fortiori discourse in the two Talmuds 232
4. Post-Talmudic Commentaries 248
1. Logic and history issues 248
2. Sifra 251
3. The Korach arguments 258
4. Saadia Gaon 264
5. Rashi and Tosafot 268
6. Kol zeh assim 272
7. Maimonides 285
8. More on medieval authors 294
9. Moshe Chaim Luzzatto 304
10. More research is needed 312
5. A Fortiori in Certain Lexicons 315
1. The Jewish Encyclopedia 315
2. Encyclopaedia Judaica 319
3. Encyclopedia Talmudit 326
6. Initial Impressions on Method 330
1. Methods and contents 330
2. Davqa or lav-davqa? 340
3. Kushya and terutz 349
4. Standards of knowledge 354
7. Traditional Teachings 357
1. Hermeneutics 357
2. Heuristics 373
3. A methodical approach 383
8. The Thirteen Midot 390
1. Exposition and evaluation 390
2. Inference of Information 393
3. Scope of terms 414
4. Harmonization 422
5. Diagrams for the Midot 463
9. The Sinai Connection 476
1. Verdict on rabbinic hermeneutics 476
2. Artificial blocks to natural development of the law 489
3. How “tradition” keeps growing 502
Main References 510

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
516
Dimensions
9 x 6 x 1 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26440314M
ISBN 13
978-1986752480

History Created April 10, 2018 · 4 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

April 10, 2018 Edited by Avi Sion added info
April 10, 2018 Edited by Avi Sion added info
April 10, 2018 Edited by Avi Sion added info
April 10, 2018 Created by Avi Sion Added new book.