Agreements, conventions, and language

Synthese 54 (3):375 - 407 (1983)

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Margaret Gilbert
University of California, Irvine
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The question whether and in what way languages and language use involve convention is addressed, With special reference to David Lewis's account of convention in general. Data are presented which show that Lewis has not captured the sense of 'convention' involved when we speak of adopting a linguistic convention. He has, In effect, attempted an account of social conventions. An alternative account of social convention and an account of linguistic convention are sketched.
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