Practical roots of social constructionismJournal: The Digital Scholar: Philosopher’s Lab (Vol.1, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2018-06-28
Authors : Ilya T. Kasavin;
Page : 37-41
Keywords : social constructionism; realism; social psychology; social construction; the subject;
This paper discusses the practical roots of social constructionism, interpreting a social construction as an aggregate of social roles. The author substantiates the argument that this theory partly results from psychological practices as such. The study of an individual subject self-report leads to the formation of a specific set of texts that contains objectified descriptions of mental states, yet not a subject. Consequently, the author defines subjectivity as a function of the speaker's relations to the spoken, what actually constructs its content. The function of the relation to a certain set of propositions can build up standpoints in a variety of communities, including scientific ones.
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