By Beth Preston
Preston argues that fabric tradition primarily consists of actions of creation and use; she for that reason adopts an action-theoretic starting place for a philosophy of fabric tradition. half 1 illustrates this beginning via a critique, revision, and extension of current philosophical theories of motion. half 2 investigates a salient characteristic of fabric tradition itself—its performance. A easy account of functionality in fabric tradition is built by means of revising and lengthening latest theories of organic functionality to slot the cultural case. right here the alterations are for the main half necessitated by means of designated gains of functionality in fabric tradition.
These components of the undertaking are held jointly via a trio of overarching subject matters: the connection among person and society, the matter of centralized keep an eye on, and creativity.
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A Philosophy of Material Culture: Action, Function, and Mind (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy) by Beth Preston