1. The Background and Evolution of the Concept of the Attributes
2. The Ontological Structure of the Living Composite:Some General Notions
3. The Attribute of the Essence
4. The Essential Attributes
Essential Attributes and Characteristics .
Similarity and Difference.
The Modes of the Actuality of Attributes .
Attributes Ascribed to the Gins and to the Naw
5. Attributes Grounded in the Presence of an Accident
a) The 'akwaân
b) Accidents that do not effect a state either of the substrate or of the totality
c) Accidents that effect a state of the composite whole as a totality but have no determinant effect on the substrate as substrate .
d) Accidents that necessitate a state of the total composite and also have a determinant effect on the substrate as such
6. Attributes Determined by the Agent Who Causes the Existence of the Thing (bil-fâ `il)
"Derived Predicates" (as-sifat al-muštaqqa)
7. Attributes and Characteristics that are Grounded Neither in the "Essence," Nor in an Entitative Accident
Index of Proper Names
Index of Technical Terms
Index of Citations of Kalâm Works