By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
Timeline Story

Social Constructs

Social Constructs

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -354
Post Date: 05/30/0000

30 Phil, Chapter 10, Pyrrho of Elis, Touchstone 29: Social Constructs.

A social construct is a shared, non-natural belief created and maintained by groups that shape reality. These are cultural blueprints that encompass shared ideas and frameworks. Many aspects of the world exist independently of humanity and are not social constructs, such as stars, animal reproduction, and gravity. In contrast, things that do not exist in nature and are social constructs include marriage, language, and money.

4 Minutes with Mike Prestwood: Weekly Wisdom Builder
June 16, 2024 Edition
Time Left: 
Wisdom at the crossroads of knowledge.

Wisdom emerges from the consistent exploration of the intersections of philosophy, science, critical thinking, and history.

Get the full story…

These timeline stories are part of my Visual Insights page, where our best ideas come alive. Dive into these timelines to gain a broader perspective, as found in the Stoic practice of the “view from above.” For a deeper exploration of our best ideas beyond learning by meme, check out my new book…

BUY THE BOOK!  Immerse yourself in knowledge, not snippets.

30 Philosophers: A New Look at Timeless Ideas

Placeholder image.

by Mike Prestwood (Author)
Dive deeper than headlines and memes and explore the minds of the greatest thinkers. Nothing compares to the depth and insight gained from the immersive experience of a book.
Beyond the Buzz: Uncover lasting knowledge!
  • Discover how 30 influential philosophers shaped our understanding of the world.
  • Explore the concepts that continue to influence science, art, and culture today.
  • Get your copy now and start thinking like the greatest minds in history!

Uncover the Timeless Wisdom of 30 Philosophers!

divider-red-swirls1.png

Scroll to Top