The Ontology of Documents


Barry Smith and Leonardo Zaibert, “The Metaphysics of Real Estate”, Topoi, 20: 2 (September 2001), 161–172.


Barry Smith and John Searle, “The Construction of Social Reality: An Exchange”, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 62: 2 (2003), 285-309.


Barry Smith, Document Acts (2005)”, presentation to the Ontolog Forum, October 13, 2005. Revised version published in 2014 (see below) (talk first uses the term 'document act')


Barry Smith, John Searle: From Speech Acts to Social Reality”, in Barry Smith (ed.), John Searle, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 1–33.


Leo Zaibert and Barry Smith, “The Varieties of Normativity: An Essay on Social Ontology”, in Savas L. Tsohatzidis (ed.), Intentional Acts and Institutional Facts: Essays on John Searle’s Social Ontology, Dordrecht: Springer, 2007, 155-174.             


Barry Smith, “Searle and De Soto: The New Ontology of the Social World”, Barry Smith, David Mark and Isaac Ehrlich (eds.), The Mystery of Capital and the Construction of Social Reality, Chicago: Open Court, 2008, 35-51.


Barry Smith, “How to Do Things with Documents”, Rivista di Estetica, 50 (2012), 179-198.


Barry Smith, “Document Acts”, in Anita Konzelmann-Ziv, Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.), 2013. Institutions, Emotions, and Group Agents. Contributions to Social Ontology (Philosophical Studies Series), Dordrecht: Springer, 2014, 19-31.


Barry Smith, “Diagrams, Documents, and the Meshing of Plans”, in: András Benedek and Kristóf Nyíri (eds.), Visual Learning, vol. 3: How To Do Things With Pictures: Skill, Practice, Performance, Proceedings of the 3rd Visual Learning Conference, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, forthcoming.


David Koepsell and Barry Smith, “Beyond Paper”, The Monist, 97 (2), April 2014, 222–235.


                        Youtube video on Massively Planned Social Agency (2012)