PARENTE Diego Carlos
Artifacts, Agents and Intentions: Towards a Reflexive Ontology of Technical Objects
PARENTE, DIEGO; CRELIER, ANDRES
México Centro Lombardo Toledano
Año: 2014 vol. 21 p. 47 - 47
A central issue in the contemporary debate in analytical metaphysics is the plausibility of the ontological inclusion of ordinary objects, especially of artifacts. This paper explores the realist ontologies that include ?intentional creations? such as artifacts in their programs, giving rise to a normative view of the world. It approaches the assumptions of two possible realist ontologies implied in the contemporary debate on artifacts. Firstly, it makes a distinction between a reflexive and a non-reflexive ontology, stressing the hermeneutical stance of the former. Secondly, it focuses on the reflexive nature of the ontology being reconstructed. Thirdly, it discusses its realist character, rejecting the objections that warn against the idealist implications of such a view.