By Beth Preston
Preston argues that fabric tradition basically consists of actions of creation and use; she accordingly 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 uncomplicated account of functionality in fabric tradition is built through revising and lengthening present theories of organic functionality to slot the cultural case. the following the changes are for the main half necessitated by means of unique positive aspects of functionality in fabric tradition.
These components of the undertaking are held jointly by means of a trio of overarching issues: the connection among person and society, the matter of centralized keep watch over, and creativity.
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A Philosophy of Material Culture: Action, Function, and Mind (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy) by Beth Preston