Re: Constructivism,constructs, + Kellians

Gary Blanchard (
Tue, 11 Jun 1996 20:26:18 -0700

Dear Bob-

Thanks for your posting re:bibliography.

Reading over yours triggered a renewal of the question, for me: what
is it that a construct is?

My constructivism grounding has me believing that, while anything can be
said, that which is said can only be

-real (groundable/provable)
-not real (illusion)
-linguistic (existing only in language: complaint)

I deduce, then, that, by 'construct,' Dr Kelly was referring to a
linguistic distinction...or...was he? Perhaps you, or one of our
colleages who is more knowledgeable than I am, would be willing to
comment on this.....

Thanks again. Best, Gary