RE: Corporate constructs

Lois Shawver (
Wed, 22 May 1996 19:02:20 -0700 (PDT)

Peter Caputi,

When you say, "The person makes more than finds knowledge", I presume
you are pointing to the way humans distort or shape the world with their
constructs. Right? I am certainly sympathetic with that way of
thinking, and this post in no way attempts to challenge it.

But you don't think of these constructs as something we inherit from
birth. Do you? I'm just surprised if you do. I had imagined you would
have thought that each person distilled a personal set of constructs from
the linguistic community that supplied a variety of possibilities.
Take a construct like "easy-going vs self-assertive" and an alternative
construct of "easy-going vs mean". Would a person be able to develop
either of these constructs in a society that didn't contain the terms
'easy-going", "self-assertive", or "mean"?

..Lois Shawver