By Beth Preston
Preston argues that fabric tradition primarily includes actions of creation and use; she for that reason adopts an action-theoretic beginning for a philosophy of fabric tradition. half 1 illustrates this origin 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 simple account of functionality in fabric tradition is developed via revising and increasing present theories of organic functionality to slot the cultural case. the following the changes are for the main half necessitated through detailed beneficial properties of functionality in fabric tradition.
These elements of the undertaking are held jointly via a trio of overarching issues: 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