Beth Preston's A Philosophy of Material Culture: Action, Function, and Mind PDF

By Beth Preston

ISBN-10: 0415623081

ISBN-13: 9780415623087

ISBN-10: 1138210226

ISBN-13: 9781138210226

This booklet specializes in fabric tradition as a subject matter of philosophical inquiry and promotes the philosophical examine of fabric tradition by means of articulating the various significant and tough matters raised by means of this subject and delivering leading edge recommendations to them, so much particularly an account of improvised motion and a non-intentionalist account of functionality in fabric tradition.

Preston argues that fabric tradition basically contains actions of construction and use; she for that reason adopts an action-theoretic origin for a philosophy of fabric tradition. half 1 illustrates this starting place via a critique, revision, and extension of latest philosophical theories of motion. half 2 investigates a salient characteristic of fabric tradition itself—its performance. A simple account of functionality in fabric tradition is built via revising and increasing current theories of organic functionality to slot the cultural case. the following the alterations are for the main half necessitated via specified positive aspects of functionality in fabric tradition.

These components of the undertaking are held jointly by way of a trio of overarching topics: the connection among person and society, the matter of centralized keep an eye on, and creativity.

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