These remarks about the novels of Philip K. Dick point to a dialectic.
[…] in these fictions where words are used to reveal the unreality of things and where things are used to reveal the instabilities of words.
from Chapter Seven “Turning Reality Inside Out” by Katherine N. Hayles How we became posthuman: virtual bodies in cybernetics.
There is an interpenetration of words and things. But notice the syntagm that lays this out. Words reveal the unreality of things. Then things destabilize words. Of course in the “where” of the discourse, the two directions seem to operate at the same time, synchronously. Yet.
And so for day 1074