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Genocidal Language Games 1

Tirrell Lynne

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the role played by derogatory terms (e.g. ‘inyenzi’ or cockroach, ‘inzoka’ or snake) in laying the social groundwork for the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994. The ... More


Kinds of Status Functions

Kirk Ludwig

in From Plural to Institutional Agency: Collective Action II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198789994
eISBN:
9780191831560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789994.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 10 first discusses a subcategory of status function, the status role, which is occupied by an agent, and partially defined in terms of how the agent is to exercise her agency in that role. ... More


Declarations and Status Functions

Kirk Ludwig

in From Plural to Institutional Agency: Collective Action II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198789994
eISBN:
9780191831560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789994.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 12 evaluates, in the light of the analysis of status functions in previous chapters, a recent claim by Searle that all institutional facts, and so all status functions, are created by ... More


Status Functions as Agentive Functions

Kirk Ludwig

in From Plural to Institutional Agency: Collective Action II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198789994
eISBN:
9780191831560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789994.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 8 begins the analysis of status functions by locating them within the broader category of agentive functions. It starts with a taxonomy of agentive functions that relies on the different ... More


Status Functions and Conventions

Kirk Ludwig

in From Plural to Institutional Agency: Collective Action II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198789994
eISBN:
9780191831560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789994.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 9 argues first that the assignment of a status function to an object or type of object for use on repeated occasions constitutes a convention. The relevant notion of convention is that of ... More


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