Talk:Exploring Social Constructs

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Please provide course feedback here. Thanks! --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 13:38, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Inside and outsideEdit

The rules of chess only matter while playing chess. Social constructs only matter while you are inside the construct. --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 11:05, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Connecting reifications to brute factsEdit

Many nouns, such as cat and tree, are readily resolved as labels of brute facts. Trees exist and we can see them, climb them, and touch them. However our language includes may reifications, such as "justice" that don't have an obvious connection to brute facts. None-the-less some concept of justice is widespread and nearly universal. How can the concept and word "Justice" be so prevalent without a connection to brute facts? Is there some (perhaps circuitous) connection to brute facts. Are there relevant references on this topic? Thanks! --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 17:30, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Here is an idea that came out of a conversation this morning. Perhaps in pre-history Fred stole something from Barney, Barney found out about this, sought revenge and punched Fred. Observers told the story and said that Barney punched Fred because he was seeking justice. Thus the concept of justice emerged from a specific act motivated by an intuition for justice. This is entirely speculation and needs to be verified. --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 20:27, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
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