Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Agent, Person, Subject, SelfA Theory of Ontology, Interaction, and Infrastructure$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul Kockelman

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199926985

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926985.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 02 December 2020

Enclosing and Disclosing Worlds

Enclosing and Disclosing Worlds

Chapter:
(p.45) 3 Enclosing and Disclosing Worlds
Source:
Agent, Person, Subject, Self
Author(s):

Paul Kockelman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926985.003.0003

Returning to the notion of semiotic ontologies introduced in chapter 1, this chapter focuses on the relations between three kinds that may be loosely described as material substances (e.g. gold, plastic, bacteria, and snowflakes), social statuses (e.g. vagabonds, uncles, sellers, and addressees), and mental states (e.g. beliefs, desires, hopes, and fears). In particular, it treats such kinds as (projected) propensities for being that admit to interpretive reasoning. It analyzes the ways such kinds get indexed and inferred, constructed and naturalized, transformed and stabilized, and more generally enclosed and disclosed in interaction. And it widens the notion of interaction to include not only the relations between people, but also the relations between things, and the relations between people and things (and anything outside or in-between).

Keywords:   knowledge, power, kind, social construction, inference, semiosis

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .