This response to Davidson's article stresses the point that the introductory lines of the Treatise on Logic tell us nothing about its author's identity. Examining Ibn al-Qifṭī's use of the term ʿilm al-awāʾil and the place of logic in the curriculum of the Aristotelian school tradition, it demonstrates the improbability that any serious student of philosophy would presume to embark on the study of philosophy without having mastered the study of logic. This response therefore upholds the claim that Ibn al-Qifṭī's entry on Maimonides may give us valuable information concerning Maimonides' authorship of this Treatise.
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