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Convention

A Philosophical Study

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Convention by David Lewis
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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. This book is of central importance to philosophers, linguists, social scientists, legal theorists, and anyone interested in the role of convention in the function of social behavior and language.

Author Biography

David Lewis is Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He is the author of Counterfactuals (reissued by Blackwell 2000), On the Plurality of Worlds (reissued by Blackwell, 2000), Parts of Classes (1991), and of numerous articles in metaphysics and other areas. Many of his writings are available in his Collected Papers.
Release date NZ
April 5th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Blackwell Publishers
Pages
226
Dimensions
155x227x22
ISBN-13
9780631232568
Product ID
3077841

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