Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

2016.10.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simon J. Evnine, Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms, Oxford University Press,
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2016.10.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Simon J. Evnine, Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms, Oxford University Press, 2016, 268pp., $74.00 ( Reviewed by bk), ISBN 9780198779674. Lynne Rudder Baker, University of Massachusetts Amherst In the increasingly crowded field of the metaphysics of ordinary things, Simon J. Evnine has written a superb book. It is detailed, profound, and carefully argued, with extremely well-informed discussions of views that have a bearing on his own account. Evnine is careful to make clear the relevance of many different issues to each other. The book is impressive in scope. Evnine formulates a hylomorphic account of artifacts (including artworks), and adapts it to organisms and actions (artifactual events). He discusses natural non-organic objects (like rivers, stars, and rocks), which he takes not to be genuine objects, and develops a fictionalist account of discourse. . .

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