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A promise is an example of a speech act. Is there a broader term encompassing nonverbal judgements? For example, consider a domain where objective measures of a property are vague or nonexistent; a thing has that property if it is deemed to have it by enough, or authoritative, members of the domain's community.

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  • Are you asking if reality is constructed by social consensus in ways other than a verbal and articulate and performative speech act?
    – J D
    Commented Jun 30, 2023 at 2:58
  • You need an example or two. Commented Jun 30, 2023 at 3:21
  • Consider the rubber/steel wheel schism amongst Mennonites. Though there are some rules for determining if rubber tires are kosher (pardon the term), ultimately it is a status conferred.
    – davidg
    Commented Jun 30, 2023 at 3:46
  • Can you write please an example of a "nonverbal judgement"? Commented Jun 30, 2023 at 5:32
  • Vague or fuzzy property. Commented Jun 30, 2023 at 5:32

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