Chapter 2. Convention Refined

  1. David Lewis

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693711.ch2

Convention: A Philosophical Study

Convention: A Philosophical Study

How to Cite

Lewis, D. (2008) Convention Refined, in Convention: A Philosophical Study, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693711.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232568

Online ISBN: 9780470693711

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Keywords:

  • background information;
  • mutual ascription;
  • convention;
  • United States;
  • language

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Common Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Conventions

  • Alternatives to Conventions

  • Degrees of Convention

  • Consequences of Conventions