Nurbay Irmak


The Mess We Make: On the Metaphysics of Artifact Kinds


According to natural kind essentialism there are certain properties essential to natural kinds. A similar view, artifact kind essentialism, is commonly held for artifactual kinds. According to artifact kind essentialism, artifactual kinds have essential properties that determine their conditions of membership. In this paper, I explore and defend the possibility of a nonessentialist alternative for artifactual kind membership.


June 22nd / 8:45 / Aula magna