David Charles and Aristotle’s Master Craftsmen
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The article comments on the account of the English philosopher David Charles on Greek philosopher Aristotle's essentialism as portrayed by the character of the wise master craftsman in his work "Metaphysics." The author contends that Charles's account of essentialism is not that the view of Aristotle himself and he is doubtful of Charles's interpretation that all master craftsmen have the ability to latch onto objective kinds. Despite his contention, he still endorses Charles's account as a promising Aristotelian account of essentialism.
Katayama, Errol. “David Charles and Aristotle’s Master Craftsmen.” Ancient Philosophy, Vol. 31, 2011, pp. 145-160. doi:10.5840/ancientphil20113118