Convention: A Philosophical Study

Convention: A Philosophical Study

by David Lewis

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Convention: A Philosophical Study by David Lewis

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118695777
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 915 KB

About the Author


David Lewis (1941–2001) was Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. His publications include Counterfactuals (reissued by Blackwell 2000), On the Plurality of Worlds (reissued by Blackwell, 2000), Parts of Classes (1991), and numerous articles in metaphysics and other areas. Many of his writings are available in his Collected Papers.

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