“This brings us to the verge of discussing OOO’s unconventional notion of what an object is. In everyday language, the word ‘object’ often has the connotations of something physical, solid, durable, inhuman or utterly inanimate. In OOO, by contrast, ‘object’ simply means anything that cannot be reduced either downward or upward, which means anything that has a surplus beyond its constituent pieces and beneath its sum total of effects in the world.”
— Harman, Graham. Object-Oriented Ontology: A New Theory of Everything. London: Pelican Books, 2018.