The social construction of reality is a 1966 book about the sociology of knowledge by the sociologists peter l berger and thomas luckmann berger and luckmann introduced the term social construction into the social sciences and were strongly influenced by the work of alfred schtz their central concept is that people and groups interacting . In the construction of social reality eminent philosopher john searle examines the structure of social reality or those portions of the world that are facts only by human agreement such as money marriage property and government and contrasts it to a brute reality that is independent of human agreement searle shows that brute reality . The term social construction of reality refers to the theory that the way we present ourselves to other people is shaped partly by our interactions with others as well as by our life experiences how we were raised and what we were raised to believe affect how we present ourselves how we perceive others and how others perceive us. In his the construction of social reality searle presents an account of rights responsibilities obligations duties and similar entities in terms of the formula counts as x yin context c where
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