Social construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction

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February 17, 2011
Foundation for Economic Education
by Steven Horwitz  
Posted in Commentary

"In the last few decades scholars in the social sciences and humanities have commonly denied that social institutions are timeless essences reflecting objective human nature.  Instead, these scholars argue that institutions are 'socially constructed,' by which they mean that we human beings have, through our choices and actions, created and endowed them with particular meanings, leading to the variety of practices we see across societies." (02/17/11)  

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