David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Human Studies 19 (4):365 - 384 (1996)
J.L. Austin has demonstrated that people can do things—bring about social facts — with words. Here we describe how some people do things with things. This is a study of the symbolic use and situated history of material objects during a business negotiation between two German entrepreneurs: of the practical transformation of things-at-hand from objects of use into exemplars, or into forms-at-hand that can be used for the construction of transitory symbolic artifacts. Arranging boxes in a particular fashion can be the equivalent of an illocutionary act, but unlike words things remain on the scene as indexical monuments to prior interactional arrangements.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Michael K. Tanenhaus Susan Wagner Cook (2009). Embodied Communication:Speakers' Gestures Affect Listeners' Actions. Cognition 113 (1):98.
Similar books and articles
W. V. Quine (1981). Theories and Things. Harvard University Press.
Dominic McIver Lopes (2003). The Aesthetics of Photographic Transparency. Mind 112 (447):434--48.
David M. Kaplan (2009). Review: What Things Still Don't Do. [REVIEW] Human Studies 32 (2):229 - 240.
Ruth Chang (2004). All Things Considered. Philosophical Perspectives 18 (1):1–22.
David M. Kaplan (2009). What Things Still Don't Do. [REVIEW] Human Studies 32 (2):229 - 240.
Kent Baldner (1988). Causality and Things in Themselves. Synthese 77 (3):353 - 373.
Kristie Miller (2008). Thing and Object. Acta Analytica 23 (1):69-89.
Constantine Sandis (2012). The Things We Do and Why We Do Them. Palgrave Macmillan.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads27 ( #72,520 of 1,413,271 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #94,880 of 1,413,271 )
How can I increase my downloads?