Book Volume 365 2014

Artefact Kinds

Ontology and the Human-Made World

ISBN: 978-3-319-00800-4 (Print) 978-3-319-00801-1 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

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    Pages 1-14

    Introduction: The Ontology of Technical Artefacts

  3. Artefact Kinds and Metaphysics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

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      Pages 17-26

      How Real Are Artefacts and Artefact Kinds?

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      Pages 27-43

      Artifacts and Mind-Independence

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      Pages 45-62

      Public Artifacts, Intentions, and Norms

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      Pages 63-83

      Artefact Kinds, Ontological Criteria and Forms of Mind-Dependence

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      Pages 85-101

      Artifact Kinds, Identity Criteria, and Logical Adequacy

  4. Artefact Kinds and New Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-124

      Creating Artifactual Kinds

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      Pages 125-144

      Metaphysical and Epistemological Approaches to Developing a Theory of Artifact Kinds

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      Chapter

      Pages 145-163

      Ethnotechnology: A Manifesto

  5. Artefact Kinds and Engineering Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165

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      Chapter

      Pages 167-190

      On What Is Made: Instruments, Products and Natural Kinds of Artefacts

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      Pages 191-206

      Artefactual Systems, Missing Components and Replaceability

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      Pages 207-225

      Engineering Differences Between Natural, Social, and Artificial Kinds