Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

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David Charles presents a major study of Aristotle's views on meaning, essence, and necessity. Aristotle's discussions of these interconnected topics are central to his account of thought and language, his metaphysics, and his study of biology. They are also of continuing philosophical importance, with considerable relevance for modern debates on these issues. Charles aims, on the basis of a careful and detailed reading of Aristotle's texts, to reach a clear
understanding of his distinctive claims and arguments, and to assess their value and significance. He argues that Aristotle's actual account is distinct from the one often described and attacked as 'Aristotelian essentialism'. Indeed, in Charles's view, it enjoys considerable advantages over more recent
attempts to formulate and defend essentialist theses.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 426 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 23mm | 628g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019925673X
  • 9780199256730
  • 1,121,477

Table of contents

2. POSTERIOR ANALYTICS B. 8-10 ; 7. DEFINITION AND DEMONSTRATION
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Aussi raffine du point de vue philologique qu'ambitieux du point de vue philosophique, ce livre exige de la part du lecteur une attention empressee. * Jonathan Barnes, Museum Helveticum *
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About David Charles

David Charles is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Oriel College, Oxford.
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