chapter  2
30 Pages

LAW AND LANGUAGE

In presenting the case for a constructivist view of reality as necessarily, but not exclusively, social, I tried to bring out the importance of rules for any such view. When I turned to social theory compatible with constructivism, Anthony Giddens' work being exemplary, I tried again to show the central position of rules. I determined, however, that neither Philosophers following Ludwig Wittgenstein nor Giddens as a social theorist have said enough about rules as such for us to grasp fully the ways in which rules make reality social.