By Beth Preston
Preston argues that fabric tradition primarily contains actions of creation and use; she for this reason adopts an action-theoretic origin for a philosophy of fabric tradition. half 1 illustrates this beginning 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 easy account of functionality in fabric tradition is developed by way of revising and lengthening latest theories of organic functionality to slot the cultural case. the following the alterations are for the main half necessitated by way of designated positive factors of functionality in fabric tradition.
These elements of the undertaking are held jointly through 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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A Philosophy of Material Culture: Action, Function, and Mind (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy) by Beth Preston