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Ibn S¯ in¯ a's alethic modal logic

@inproceedings{Hodges2015IbnSI,
  title={Ibn S¯ in¯ a's alethic modal logic},
  author={Wilfrid Hodges},
  year={2015}
}
This paper is a report on Ibn Sı̄nā’s logic of necessary, possible, contingent and absolute, which we will refer to as his alethic modal logic. We describe what he did and why he did it. Two new features of our account are, first, a description of the logical properties of the two-dimensional (temporal) logic which he sets out in Qiyās i.3 and Mašriqiyyūn, and second, a review of his account of logic as a science. The two-dimensional logic was a major innovation in its own right, and it had the… 

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