4th December 2020
A fundamental distinction:
- features which exist independently of us
- features whose existence is owed to us
for example, marriage is an institution which came about at a certain point in human history and it’s not inevitable.
+++ the example of the screwdriver
A screwdriver exists and becomes so because we use it as such.
Institutional facts behave in the same way: functions aren’t intrinsic in the essence of the object +++
An underlying logic that can be summarized in the simple formula
x counts as y in C +++ learn Latex
Searle nevertheless is very critical towards Constructivism:
his definition of it: