By Maarten Franssen,Peter Kroes,Thomas A.C. Reydon,Pieter E. Vermaas
This ebook is worried with in detail similar issues of metaphysics: the id of entities and the principles of type. What it provides to prior discussions of those issues is that it addresses them with appreciate to human-made entities, that's, artefacts. because the chapters within the ebook express, questions of id and type require different remedies and bring about different solutions for artefacts than for common entities. those solutions are of curiosity to philosophers not just for his or her explanation of artefacts as a class of items but in addition for the hot mild they might shed on those factor with recognize to to typical entities.
This quantity is dependent in 3 elements. The contributions partially I tackle easy ontological and metaphysical questions with regards to artefact varieties: How may still we conceive of artefact forms? Are they actual varieties? How are identification stipulations for artefacts and artefact types similar? The contributions partly II deal with meta-ontological questions: What, precisely, may still an ontological account of artefact forms supply us with? What scope can it objective for? Which methods of imminent the ontology of artefact types are there, how promising are they, and the way should still we investigate this? partly III, the essays supply engineering perform instead of theoretical philosophy as some degree of reference. the problems addressed right here contain: How do engineers classify technical artefacts and on what grounds? What makes particular periods of technical artefacts applicants for ontologically genuine types, and through which criteria?
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Artefact Kinds: Ontology and the Human-Made World: 365 (Synthese Library) by Maarten Franssen,Peter Kroes,Thomas A.C. Reydon,Pieter E. Vermaas