Convention: A Philosophical Study

Cambridge, MA, USA: Wiley-Blackwell (1969)

Abstract

_ Convention_ was immediately recognized as a major contribution to the subject and its significance has remained undiminished since its first publication in 1969. Lewis analyzes social conventions as regularities in the resolution of recurring coordination problems-situations characterized by interdependent decision processes in which common interests are at stake. Conventions are contrasted with other kinds of regularity, and conventions governing systems of communication are given special attention

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David K. Lewis
PhD: Harvard University; Last affiliation: Princeton University

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