Convention: A Philosophical Study

Convention: A Philosophical Study

Author(s): David Lewis

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631232568

Online ISBN: 9780470693711

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693711

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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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