"Constructivism" is F.A. Hayek's term for the idea that all institutions in society were or should be "deliberately constructed by somebody." According to Hayek, "constructivists … habitually argue on the assumption of omniscience," rather than acknowledging, as Hayek does, the necessarily limited character of human knowledge in society.
- Hayek, F.A. Law, Legislation, and Liberty p. 10, 13.