Jordan Peterson regularly talks about how we view things in the world as tools, instead of mere objects. Some examples:
1) We see something as a chair because we can sit on it. If you cannot sit on it, it's not a chair. A car is a vehicle we drive. If all human life would disappear, things like 'chairs' or 'cars' wouldn't exist anymore, since there are no lifeforms to sit in them or drive them.
2) An umbrella is something to protect yourself from rain falling on you. In case of a self defense scenario, it's not an umbrella but something like 'a long pointed object to stab someone with'.
3) A pigeon is a bird some people enjoy feeding or watching, others see them as a nuisance. In case of a famine, a pigeon turns into 'potential food source'.
Is there a philosophical term for seeing this world like this?
Edit: I'm not asking whether or not people agree with this. My question is: is there a philosophical term for it, and might it be part of a certain philosophical school of thought?