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  1. Aristotle on Meaning and Essence.David Charles - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    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.
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  2. Aristotle's Philosophy of Action.David Charles - 1968 - Cornell University Press.
  3. Aristotle on Hypothetical Necessity and Irreducibility.David Charles - 1988 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 69 (1):1.
    What is the role of "teleological explanation" in aristotle's account of psychological and biological phenomena? this paper argues that it provides a way of understanding these phenomena which is not reducible to purely material explanation, And which allows for the possibility of a full material account of the conditions under which these phenomena occur. It also offers an alternative account of hypothetical necessity to that proposed by john cooper.
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  4. Definition in Greek Philosophy.David Charles (ed.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    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 scholars, aims to reawaken interest in a (...)
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  5. Matter and Form: Unity, Persistence, and Identity.David Charles - 1994 - In T. Scaltsas, David Charles & Mary Louise Gill (eds.), Unity, Identity, and Explanation in Aristotle's Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. pp. 75--105.
     
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  6. Aristotle on Truth-Bearers.David Charles & Michail Peramatzis - 2016 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 50:101-141.
     
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    Aristotle on Well-Being and Intellectual Contemplation.David Charles - 1999 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 73:205-242.
    [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 activity is valuable in its own right, the best life available for (...)
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  8. Aristotle.David Charles - 1999 - In Ted Honderich (ed.), The Philosophers: Introducing Great Western Thinkers. Oxford University Press.
     
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  9. Nicomachean Ethics VII. 3 : Varieties of Akrasia.David Charles - 2009 - In Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford University Press.
  10. ‘ΠΡΟΤΑΣΙΣ’ in Aristotle’s Prior Analytics.Paolo Crivelli & David Charles - 2011 - Phronesis 56 (3):193 - 203.
    It has often been claimed that (i) Aristotle's expression 'protasis' means 'premiss' in syllogistic contexts and (ii) cannot refer to the conclusion of a syllogism in the Prior Analytics. In this essay we produce and defend a counter-example to these two claims. We argue that (i) the basic meaning of the expression is 'proposition' and (ii) while it is often used to refer to the premisses of a syllogism, in Prior Analytics 1.29, 45b4-8 it is used to refer to the (...)
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  11. Desire in Action : Aristotle's Move.David Charles - 2011 - In Michael Pakaluk & Giles Pearson (eds.), Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle. Oxford University Press.
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    The Drivers of Climate Change Innovations: Evidence From the Australian Wine Industry.Jeremy Galbreath, David Charles & Eddie Oczkowski - 2016 - Journal of Business Ethics 135 (2):217-231.
    This study examined the drivers of climate change innovations and the effects of these innovations on firm outcomes in a sample of 203 firms in the South Australian wine cluster. The results of structural equation modeling analysis suggest that absorptive capacity has a direct effect on climate change innovations, and stimulates knowledge exchanges between firms in the cluster. KEs between firms in the cluster in turn directly affect the climate change innovations. The findings suggest a perhaps counterintuitive interrelationship between firm- (...)
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  13. Definition and Explanation in the Posterior Analytics (and Beyond).David Charles - 2010 - In Definition in Greek Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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    The Aristotelian Ethics: A Study of the Relationship Between the Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. [REVIEW]David Charles - 1980 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 100:224-225.
    A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nichomachean Ethics of Aristotle.
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    Comments on Aryeh Kosman's The Activity of Being: An Essay on Aristotle's Ontology.David Charles - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):860-871.
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  16. Aristotle's Metaphysics Lambda: Symposium Aristotelicum.Michael Frede & David Charles (eds.) - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    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.
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    Wittgensteinian Themes: Essays in Honour of David Pears.David Francis Pears, David Charles & William Child (eds.) - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
    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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  18. Aristotle and Modern Realism.David Charles - 1995 - In Robert Heinaman (ed.), Aristotle and Moral Realism. Westview Press. pp. 135--172.
  19. Supervenience, Composition, and Physicalism.David Charles - 1992 - In David Charles & Kathleen Lennon (eds.), Reduction, Explanation and Realism. Oxford University Press.
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    Aristotle on Desire and Action.David Charles - 2009 - In Dorothea Frede & Burkhard Reis (eds.), Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophy. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 291--308.
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    Aristotle on Names and Their Signification.David Charles - 1994 - In Stephen Everson (ed.), Language. Cambridge University Press. pp. 3--37.
  22. Unity, Identity, and Explanation in Aristotle's Metaphysics.T. Scaltsas, David Charles & Mary Louise Gill (eds.) - 1994 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume presents fourteen essays by leading figures in the fields of ancient philosophy and contemporary metaphysics, discussing Aristotle's theory of the unity and identity of substances, a topic that remains at the center of metaphysical enquiry. The contributors examine the nature of essences, how they differ from other components of substance, and how they are related to these other components. The central questions discussed are: What does Aristotle mean by "potentiality" and "actuality?" How do these concepts explicate matter and (...)
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  23. Akrasia : The Rest of the Story?David Charles - 2011 - In Michael Pakaluk & Giles Pearson (eds.), Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle. Oxford University Press.
  24. Colloquium 1: Aristotle’s Psychological Theory.David Charles - 2009 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 24 (1):1-49.
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  25. Aristotle: Ontology and Moral Reasoning.David Charles - 1986 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 4:19-144.
     
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    Emotion, Cognition and Action.David Charles - 2004 - Philosophy 55:105-136.
    Contemporary philosophers have not, at least until very recently, been much concerned with the study of the emotions. It was not always so. The Stoics thought deeply about this topic. Although they were divided on points of detail, they agreed on the broad outline of an account. In it emotions are valuational judgments and resulting affective states.
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    ‘ΠΡΟΤΑΣΙΣ’ in Aristotle’s Prior Analytics.Paolo Crivelli & David Charles - 2011 - Phronesis 56 (3):193-203.
    It has often been claimed that Aristotle’s expression ‘protasis’ means ‘premiss’ in syllogistic contexts and cannot refer to the conclusion of a syllogism in the Prior Analytics. In this essay we produce and defend a counter-example to these two claims. We argue that the basic meaning of the expression is ‘proposition’ and while it is often used to refer to the premisses of a syllogism, in Prior Analytics 1.29, 45b4-8 it is used to refer to the conclusion of a syllogism. (...)
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  28. Aristotle's Weak Akrates: What Does Her Ignorance Consist In.David Charles - 2007 - In Christopher Bobonich & Pierre Destrée (eds.), Akrasia in Greek Philosophy: From Socrates to Plotinus. Brill. pp. 193--214.
     
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    The Eudemian Ethics on the 'Voluntary'.David Charles - 2012 - In Fiona Leigh (ed.), The Eudemian Ethics on the Voluntary, Friendship, and Luck: The Sixth S.V. Keeling Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy. Brill.
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    Episteme, Demonstration, and Explanation: A Fresh Look at Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics. [REVIEW]Gregory Salmieri, David Bronstein, David Charles & James G. Lennox - 2014 - Metascience 23 (1):1-35.
  31. Aristotle on Well-Being and Intellectual Contemplation: David Charles.David Charles - 1999 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 73 (1):205–223.
    [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 activity is valuable in its own right, the best life available for (...)
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  32. The Paradox in the Meno and Aristotle's Attempts to Resolve It.David Charles - 2010 - In Definition in Greek Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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    Aristotle On Well-Being And Intellectual Contemplation: David Charles.David Charles - 1999 - Supplement to the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 73 (1):205-223.
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    I–David Charles.David Charles - 1999 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 73 (1):205-223.
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    XII—Rationality and Irrationality.David Charles - 1983 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 83 (1):191-212.
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    Emotion, Cognition and Action.David Charles - 2004 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 55:105-136.
    Contemporary philosophers have not, at least until very recently, been much concerned with the study of the emotions. It was not always so. The Stoics thought deeply about this topic. Although they were divided on points of detail, they agreed on the broad outline of an account. In itemotions are valuational judgments and resulting affective states.
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    Aristotle on Substance, Essence and Biological Kinds.David Charles - 1999 - In Lloyd P. Gerson (ed.), Aristotle: Critical Assessments. Routledge. pp. 2--227.
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    Necessity, Cause and Blame. Perspectives on Aristotle's Theory.David Charles - 1981 - Philosophical Quarterly 31 (124):269-271.
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  39. Essences, Powers, and Generic Propositions.Theodore Scaltsas, David Charles & Mary Louise Gill (eds.) - 1994 - Clarendon Press.
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    Aristotle and Logical Theory. [REVIEW]David Charles - 1981 - The Classical Review 31 (2):301-302.
  41. Aristotle's Attempts to Resolve It.David Charles - 2010 - In Definition in Greek Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 115.
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    Aristotle. Eudemian Ethics. Books I, Ii and Viii. Trans, and Ed. M. Woods. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1982. Pp. Xii + 234. £11.50. [REVIEW]David Charles - 1987 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 107:203-204.
  43. Aristotle’s Nicomachean Function Argument.David Charles - 2017 - Philosophical Inquiry 41 (2-3):95-104.
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    Aristotle on the Will.David Charles - 1980 - The Classical Review 30 (02):220-.
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    Aristotle on the Will. [REVIEW]David Charles - 1980 - The Classical Review 30 (2):220-221.
  46. Aristotle's Philosophy of Action.David Charles - 1986 - Noûs 20 (4):562-565.
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  47. Aristotle's Philosophy of Action.David Charles - 1986 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 176 (4):497-502.
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  48. Aristotle's Philosophy of Action with Special Reference to the Identity and Indviduation [Sic] of Processes and Actions.David Charles - 1979
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    Colloquium 7.David Charles - 1991 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 7 (1):227-262.
  50. GC I 5: Simple Genesis and Prime Matter.David Charles - 2004 - In Frans de Haas & Jaap Mansfeld (eds.), Aristotle's on Generation and Corruption I Book 1: Symposium Aristotelicum. Clarendon Press.
     
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