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Logic in the Talmud

A Thematic Compilation by Avi Sion

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Blog posts : "a fortiori"

1. A Fortiori in the Talmud

 

1.   Brief history of a fortiori

There is credible written evidence that a fortiori argument was in use in very early times thanks to the Jewish Bible. Five instances are apparent in the Torah proper (the Five Books of Moses, or Pentateuch) and about forty more are scattered throughout …

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2. More on A Fortiori in the Talmud

The present chapter is a continuation of the preceding, aimed at further clarifying some details.

 

1.   Natural, conventional or revealed?

Our above critique of the Gemara was based to some extent on the assumption that it considers dayo as a principle, which the Sages regard as a har…

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