Ibn Sina and the status of moral sentences
There are some texts about moral sentences in the Islamic logical literature especially in the logical books of Ibn Sina that
have been interpreted in completely opposite ways. Relying on these texts, some scholars take Ibn Sina to be proposing a non-cognitive
theory of ethics and to the contrary some scholars hold that he is a proponent of a sort of moral intuitionism. Reflecting
on the alleged textual evidence in Ibn Sina’s books, I propose a middle way in the interpretation that accepts the cognitive
status of the moral sentences but at the same time rejects intuitionism.