Download e-book for kindle: A Philosophy of Material Culture: Action, Function, and Mind by Beth Preston

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 learn of fabric tradition via articulating a number of the critical and hard concerns raised by means of this subject and offering cutting edge ideas 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 primarily comprises actions of construction and use; she for that reason adopts an action-theoretic starting place for a philosophy of fabric tradition. half 1 illustrates this origin via a critique, revision, and extension of present philosophical theories of motion. half 2 investigates a salient characteristic of fabric tradition itself—its performance. A uncomplicated account of functionality in fabric tradition is developed through revising and increasing current theories of organic functionality to slot the cultural case. right here the alterations are for the main half necessitated by means of specific positive aspects of functionality in fabric tradition.

These components of the venture are held jointly by means of a trio of overarching subject matters: the connection among person and society, the matter of centralized keep watch over, and creativity.

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