By Beth Preston
Preston argues that fabric tradition basically consists of actions of creation and use; she as a result adopts an action-theoretic origin for a philosophy of fabric tradition. half 1 illustrates this beginning via a critique, revision, and extension of latest philosophical theories of motion. half 2 investigates a salient function of fabric tradition itself—its performance. A easy account of functionality in fabric tradition is developed via revising and increasing latest theories of organic functionality to slot the cultural case. the following the changes are for the main half necessitated by way of certain gains of functionality in fabric tradition.
These components of the undertaking are held jointly through 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