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The Social Construction of What?

By: I Hacking

Harvard University Press

Paperback | Nov 2000 | #152659 | ISBN: 0674004124
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Lost in the raging debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what, precisely, is being constructed. Facts, gender, quarks, reality? Is it a person? An object? An idea? A theory? Each entails a different notion of social construction, Ian Hacking reminds us. This book explores an array of examples to reveal the deep issues underlying contentious accounts of reality.


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