Portrait of Charles Young
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Philosophy, John Hopkins University
    BA, Mathematics and Philosophy, Rice University
  • Research Interests
    Ancient philosophy, Aristotle, Plato

Charles Young is a professor of philosophy in Claremont Graduate University’s School of Arts & Humanities. His research and teaching interests have led him to study ancient Greek philosophy, especially in Plato’s and Aristotle’s ethics. He also dabbles in ethics proper, in logic, and in the philosophy and foundations of mathematics. At CGU he teaches courses in philosophical Greek, ancient philosophy, and logic.

Young earned his PhD in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. He has held an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh and has co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on Aristotle for non-Specialists.

He has published many articles and book chapters on Aristotle and Plato, including two articles he published in 1988, “Aristotle on Temperance” in The Philosophical Review and “A Delicacy in Plato’s Phaedo” in Classical Quarterly. Since then he has published in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy Inquiry, and The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Ethics, among others.

He is completing the module on Book V of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics for Project Archelogos. When he finishes that, he plans more work on Aristotelian grace.

“Aristotelian Grace.” In Reason and Analysis in Ancient Greek Philosophy: Essays in Honor of David Keyt, edited by Georgios Anagnostopoulos and Fred W. Miller Jr., 309–16. Netherlands: Springer, 2013.

“Courage.” In A Companion to Aristotle, edited by Georgios Anagnostopoulos, 442–56. Cambridge: Blackwell, 2009.

“Aristotle’s Justice.” In The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Ethics, edited by Richard Kraut, 179–97. Cambridge: Blackwell, 2006.

“Plato’s Crito on the Obligation to Obey the Law.” Philosophical Inquiry 27 (2006): 79–88.

“A Delicacy in Plato’s Phaedo.Classical Quarterly 38 (1988): 251–2.

“Aristotle on Temperance.” The Philosophical Review 97 (1988): 521–42.

Philosophical Greek
Greek Readings
Topics in Ancient Philosophy: Socrates
Logic II
Topics in Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle