Social Construction of Reality

OCTOBER 8th - Is what we call 'reality' and 'truth' actually just a habit of thinking, a prejudice, a collective invention? Are we trapped within our own subjectivity? Are morality and value-claims just a matter of perspective? Can we ever find sure answers?

How much of what we claim to know as objective fact, as empirical truth, is actually a projection of our gender biases, cultural biases, vested economic interests and political viewpoints?  What is the relationship between nature/reality/truth and custom/perception/belief? How do collective beliefs pre-determine the way the world appears to us? How are collective beliefs formed? Is it even possible to avoid all preconceptions and attaint a 'view from nowhere?/


Insight from Calvin: "

Questions for further discussion