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    Definition in Greek Philosophy (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 2010.
    Socrates' greatest philosophical contribution was to have initiated the search for definitions. In Definition in Greek Philosophy his views on definition are examined, together with those of his successors, including Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Galen, the Sceptics and Plotinus. Although definition was a major pre-occupation for many Greek philosophers, it has rarely been treated as a separate topic in its own right in recent years. This volume, which contains fourteen new essays by leading sch…Read more
  •  110
    Aristotle's Metaphysics Lambda: Symposium Aristotelicum (edited book)
    with Michael Frede
    Oxford University Press. 2000.
    A distinguished group of scholars of ancient philosophy here presents a systematic study of the twelfth book of Aristotle's Metaphysics. Book Lambda, which can be regarded as a self-standing treatise on substance, has been attracting particular attention in recent years, and was chosen as the focus of the fourteenth Symposium Aristotelicum, from which this volume is derived.
  •  103
    Aristotle on Meaning and Essence
    Oxford University Press. 2000.
    David Charles presents a major new study of Aristotle's views on meaning, essence, necessity, and related topics. These interconnected views are central to Aristotle's metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science, and are also highly relevant to current philosophical debates. Charles aims to reach a clear understanding of Aristotle's claims and arguments, to assess their truth, and to evaluate their importance to ancient and modern philosophy.
  •  49
    Wittgensteinian Themes: Essays in Honour of David Pears (edited book)
    with David Francis Pears and William Child
    Oxford University Press. 2001.
    A stellar group of philosophers offer new works on themes from the great philosophy of Wittgenstein, honoring one of his most eminent interpreters David Pears. This collection covers both the early and the later work of Wittgenstein, relating it to current debates in philosophy. Topics discussed include solipsism, ostension, rules, necessity, privacy, and consciousness.
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    Comments on Aryeh Kosman's The Activity of Being: An Essay on Aristotle's Ontology
    European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2): 860-871. 2018.
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    Aristotle on Well-Being and Intellectual Contemplation
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 73 205-242. 1999.
    [David Charles] Aristotle, it appears, sometimes identifies well-being with one activity, sometimes with several, including ethical virtue. I argue that this appearance is misleading. In the Nicomachean Ethics, intellectual contemplation is the central case of human well-being, but is not identical with it. Ethically virtuous activity is included in human well-being because it is an analogue of intellectual contemplation. This structure allows Aristotle to hold that while ethically virtuous acti…Read more
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    Aristotle on Truth-Bearers
    Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 50 101-141. 2016.
  • The New Wittgenstein
    with Alice Crary, Rupert Read, Timothy G. Mccarthy, Sean C. Stidd, and William Child
    Mind 114 (453): 129-137. 2005.