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Author Charles, David (David Owain Maurice)

Title Aristotle on meaning and essence / David Charles
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 410 pages)
Series Oxford Aristotle studies
Oxford Aristotle studies
Contents Preface -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Meaning, Essence, and Necessity -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 One Form of Modern Essentialism -- 1.3 Problems and Alternatives -- 1.4 Aristotle's Essentialism Introduced -- 1.5 Existence: Further Differences between Aristotle and my Modern Essentialist -- 1.6 Necessity, and Essentiality -- 1.7 Outline of what Follows -- PART I: ARISTOTLE ON SIGNIFICATION, UNDERSTANDING, AND THOUGHT -- 2. Posterior Analytics B.8-10: the Three-Stage View -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Initial Evidence for the Three-Stage View: Sections [A] and [B] of B.10
2.3 The First Sentence of B.10 -- 2.4 Section [B]: The Three-Stage View Developed? -- 2.5 Section [C]: 93[sup(b)]35-37: Varieties of Stage 1 -- 2.6 Sections [D]-[G]: 93[sup(b)]38-94[sup(a)]10: Further Defence of the Liberal Reading of B.10 -- 2.7 Section [H]: 94[sup(a)]11-14: Aristotle's Summary of B.10 -- 2.8 Interim Conclusions and Sceptical Challenges* -- 2.9 Semantic Depth -- 2.10 Further Gaps in Aristotle's Account -- 3. Preparation for the Three-Stage View -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 B.792[sup(b)]4-25: Independence Problem
3.3. B.792[sup(a)]34-[sup(b)]3, 19 -25: The Formal Problem Introduced -- 3.4 The Final Argument of B.7: 92[sup(b)]26-34: Accounts of what Names Signify -- 3.5 Independence Problem Resolved -- 3.6 The Formal Problems Resolved -- 3.7 The Problems of B.1-2: Their Resolution -- 3.8 Definitions: Theses: Stage 1 Accounts* -- 3.9 Conclusion -- 4. The Signification of Names -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 The Basis of an Account: Simple Names and their Signification -- 4.3 Goatstags, Non-Simple Names, and Existence -- 4.4 Knowledge, Belief, and Substitution* -- 4.5 Aristotle's Problem
4.6 Aristotle's Theory? Its Commitments -- 5. Signification and Thought -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The Analogy Introduced -- 5.3 The Analogy Developed: Perception and Likening -- 5.4 Perception and Error* -- 5.5 Perception of Common Sensibles: The Causal Model Extended -- 5.6 The Analogy Applied: Thought -- 5.7 The Role of the Active Intellect -- 5.8 Thought and Error* -- 5.9 The Analogy Reconsidered -- 5.10 The Analogy and its Gaps -- 5.11 Thoughts of Objects without Matter* -- 6. Understanding, Thought, and Meaning -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 The Route to Thought
6.3 The Distinctive Nature of Aristotle's Account of Signification -- 6.4 Aristotle and Modern Essentialism -- 6.5 Some Objections* -- 6.6 Conclusion -- PART II: ARISTOTLE ON DEFINITION, ESSENCE, AND NATURAL KINDS -- 7. Definition and Demonstration: The Difficulties Raised in Posterior Analytics B.3-7 -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 The First Criticisms of the Method of General Deduction: B.4 -- 7.3 Further Criticisms of General Deductions: B.6 -- 7.4 Unity, Division, and Demonstration -- 7.5 Summary
Summary "David Charles presents a 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 account is distinct from the one often described and attacked as 'Aristotelian essentialism'. Indeed, in Charles's view, it enjoys some advantages over more recent attempts to formulate and defend essentialist theses."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-397) and indexes
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Subject Aristotle
Aristotle.
Aristoteles.
Meaning (Philosophy)
Essentialism (Philosophy)
Necessity (Philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Essentialism (Philosophy)
Meaning (Philosophy)
Necessity (Philosophy)
Wesen
Bedeutung
Notwendigkeit
Metafysica.
Essentie.
Betekenis.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
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