The Social Construction of Reality –Thomas Berger and Peter Luckmann

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Hi Everyone,

This is reminder that the next philosophy meeting will be held on Tuesday June 23 between 7-9 p.m. using Zoom.  Here's the Zoom information you'll need to join the meeting:


AURORA PHILOSOPHY INSTITUTE is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: June 23, Tuesday 7PM: The Social Construction of Reality –Thomas Berger and Peter Luckmann 

Time: Jun 23, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 862 2125 8943


For this meeting Howard Leznoff will do a presentation on the Social Construction of Reality.  Here's a bit more on what you can expect in Howard's own words:

“Get Real!  That’s the way the world works. That’s just the way it is.”


It’s obvious –on even momentary reflection--  that we move daily through a human-constructed world. Whether it’s in our workplaces or schools, kitchens, local parks, grocery stores, on roadways, online  --even  on remote hiking trails, at scenic look-outs or in campsites-- we can easily recognize  our world as one that humans have constructed. This -- perhaps less obviously however-- includes not just the physical environments but also the cultural and “mental spaces” we inhabit .

In The Social Construction of Reality Thomas Berber and Peter Luckmann, explore the processes by which human-constructed worlds take on meaning and the character of  “objective” realities, realities that appear more fixed, “massive” and “coercive” than they actually are.

 In short, the writers examine how the “realities” that govern or circumscribe our lives and understandings are really more contingent and perhaps arbitrary than we might first imagine.

Check out this 15 minute overview:

Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.


The Aurora Philosophy Club Steering Committee