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By Paul Kockelman

This e-book bargains either a naturalistic and demanding conception of symptoms, minds, and meaning-in-the-world. It presents a reconstructive instead of deconstructive concept of the person, one that either analytically separates and theoretically synthesizes quite a number schools which are usually careworn and conflated: corporation (understood as a causal capacity), subjectivity (understood as a representational capacity), selfhood (understood as a reflexive capacity), and personhood (understood as a sociopolitical capability attendant on being an agent, topic, or self). It argues that those amenities are most sensible understood from a semiotic stance that supersedes the standard intentional stance. And, in so doing, it deals a pragmatism-grounded method of that means and mediation that's basic adequate to account for procedures which are as embodied and embedded as they're articulated and enminded. particularly, whereas this conception is concentrated on human-specific modes of that means, it additionally deals a normal thought of which means, such that the brokers, topics and selves in query don't need to consistently, or perhaps often, map onto individuals. And whereas this thought foregrounds brokers, individuals, matters and selves, it does this via theorizing methods that regularly stay within the history of such (often erroneously) individuated figures: ontologies (akin to tradition, yet generalized throughout agentive collectivities), interplay (not in basic terms among humans, but in addition among humans and issues, and whatever outdoor or in-between), and infrastructure (akin to context, yet generalized to incorporate mediation at any measure of remove).

Paul Kockelman, affiliate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard collage and Columbia college.

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To best exemplify references, we may focus on instruments. An instrument refers to the action it is used to undertake (what Heidegger called its “in-order-to”). For example, a hammer makes reference to the action of pounding in a nail. indd 33 7/23/2012 9:25:29 PM OUP UNCORRECTED PROOF – FIRST-PROOF, 07/23/12, NEWGEN 34 Agent, Person, Subject, Self instrument refers to the other instruments that complement it (in-terms-of). For example, a hammer makes reference to nails and wood as well as vices and benches.

In section 4, for example, we opened up the agent, diagramming the putative mental states—themselves significant and selected processes—that lie between any two publicly available speech acts or signal-responses. And in chapter 1, we showed the ways indices, kinds, individuals, agents, and worlds could be reciprocally reframed in terms of each other. Thus, just as one can focus on smaller or larger kinds of agents (which may overlap), one can focus on public or private kinds of processes (which may enchain).

4 In particular, S is reliably correlated with O within some domain (or is at least projected to be, given the ontology of the interpreting agent) such that knowing something about S allows one to know something about O. Phrased in Peircean terms (1955a, 1998a [1903]), S is both an index and an icon of O. As an index, it is causally or normatively connected to O (no matter how long or short, simple or complicated, the chain of connections). As an icon, it has properties in common with O (at the very least its time and place, with more or less leeway and displacement).

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