|Finn Sivert Nielsen||Anthropologist|
|Human – Object – Tool|
|Towards a theory of humans origins and technology|
|Tool – Home||My texts||My courses|
I believe that the tool is the crucial innovation that makes us human, in as much as it supplies an interface between our body-minds and the world. This function is, I believe, of great importance for our understanding of fundamental issues in social science, such as language, power, exchange and sexuality. The pages below illustrate some of the directions in which I have been thinking.
2001 – Models of Social Complexity – What is theory?
Preliminary discussion of "the tool". A theory is a tool.
2002 – Human - Object - Tool.
Four theoretical approaches to the tool.
2007 – Human - Object - Tool: Toward an anthropology of technology.
Interdisciplinarity of science of tools. Additional theoretical approaches. (Lecture series.)
2015 – Redskapet mellom menneske og verden: En tverrfaglig utforskning av redskapsbegrepet.
A rough description of a research project on the tool.