The Exemplar and Its Definition

  • Massimo Negrotti
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 4)


As we said, the exemplar is the natural object or process which is chosen as the target of the reproduction. More precisely, we should say that a naturoid is the reproduction of the representation of the exemplar, which the artificialist generated in his own mind. Models, even purely mental ones—in the technological design as well as in art—are examples of formalized representations which function as pilot maps or schemes of the natural object or process which we wish to reproduce.


Natural Object Artificial Heart Observation Level Natural Pond Artificial Lake 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DISC-LCA, Lab for the Culture of the ArtificialUniversità di Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’UrbinoItaly

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