Convention: A Philosophical Study

Wiley-Blackwell (1969)

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David K. Lewis
Harvard University (PhD)
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
Keywords Convention   Language and languages
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Reprint years 1974, 2002, 2008, 2013
Call number B809.15.L47
ISBN(s) 9780470706244   9780470692967   9781118695777     9780631232575   9780631232568
DOI 10.2307/2218418
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