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The 56, 5 Book Meme

Wednesday 11 February 2009 (10:34AM)

"In such cases, the existence of the institution enables individuals or groups of individuals to impose on objects functions that the objects cannot perform in virtue of their physical structure alone, but only in virtue of the collective recognition of the object as having a certain status, and with that status, a special function."

Rationality in Action by John Searle

Pass it on:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open it to page 56.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

(The book was next to my computer because it's what I'm reading on the train at the moment when going into work. Oh, and I promise to be better at updating this blog from now on.)