On knowledge and convention

Philosophical Review 84 (2):249-255 (1975)
Abstract
It is argued that david lewis' account of convention in "convention" required too much self-Consciousness of parties participating in a convention. In particular, It need not be known that there are equally good alternatives to the convention. This point affects other features of the definition, And suggests that the account is too much guided by the "rational assembly" picture of human conventions. (edited)
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Richard Shusterman (1986). Convention: Variations on a Theme. Philosophical Investigations 9 (1):36-55.

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