What Is Social Construction?
Version of Record online: 26 APR 2013
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European Journal of Philosophy
Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 1137–1152, December 2015
How to Cite
Diaz-Leon, E. (2015), What Is Social Construction?. European Journal of Philosophy, 23: 1137–1152. doi: 10.1111/ejop.12033
- Issue online: 20 DEC 2015
- Version of Record online: 26 APR 2013
In this paper I discuss the question of what it means to say that a property is socially constructed. I focus on an influential project that many social constructivists are engaged in, namely, arguing against the inevitability of a trait, and I examine several recent characterizations of social construction, with the aim of assessing which one is more suited to the task.