Thursday, June 24, 2010

Social construction of reality

Man is biologically predestined to construct and to inhabit a world with others. This world becomes for him the dominant and definitive reality. Its limits are set by nature, but once constructed, this world acts back upon nature. In the dialectic between nature and the socially constructed world the human organism itself is transformed. In this same dialectic man produces reality and thereby produces himself.

-The social construction of reality, 1966 by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luchmann

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