David Charles is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Oriel College, Oxford.
This is an important work. All students of the Posterior Analytics should discuss the interpretations offered in it. Those working on other Aristotelian texts will also need to consult it. And even those who are not interested in the history of philosophy may find those parts useful in which Aristotle's ideas are compared with their recent analogues. Mind Charles's book has remarkable virtues. One virtue is its comprehensiveness, both textual and conceptual ... Conceptually, the book analyses a very large number of ideas, views and arguments. Many readers objecting to Charles' positions will find their objections answered in some section or other. Another virtue of the book is that it systematically compares Aristotle's positions with views in recent philosophy. Mind Exegetically and philosophically rich investigation of Aristotle's theories of essence, explanation, significance, psychology, and biological classification. Greece & Rome