Convention: A Philosophical Study

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Wiley, May 17, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 213 pages
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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.

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JSTOR: Convention: A Philosophical Study.
Convention: A Philosophical Study. By DAVID K. LEWIS. (Cambridge, Mass.: Har- vard University Press. London: Oxford University Press. 1969. Pp. xii + 213. ...
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Obituary: David Lewis | News | guardian.co.uk Books
In 1966, Convention: A Philosophical Study (his rehashed thesis) broke new ground in the philosophy of language, in which it remains a seminal work. ...
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Princeton - News - Princeton Professor David Lewis dies at 60
His first book, Convention: A Philosophical Study, published in 1969 when he was 28, brought him the Matchette Prize in Philosophy, a national award for the ...
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Lewis on our Knowledge of Conventions
In Convention: A Philosophical Study (Cambridge, Mass., 1969), David. Lewis offers a highly persuasive account of his chosen topic. In Chapter II ...
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Lewis's first monograph was Convention: A Philosophical Study (1969), which is based on his doctoral dissertation and uses concepts of game theory to ...
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His first book, Convention: A Philosophical Study (1969) rehabilitated the notion of convention, at the time regarded with deep suspicion both by ...
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In addition to Convention: A Philosophical Study (1969), Lewis is also the author of Counterfactuals (1973), On the Plurality of Worlds (1986), ...
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Abstract: Some thirty years ago Lewis published his Convention: A philosophical Study (Lewis 1969). Besides exciting the logical community by providing the ...
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Convention: A Philosophical Study (1969; Harvard University Press), with a foreword by. Willard van Orman Quine, based on his doctoral dissertation ...
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COMMON KNOWLEDGE, SALIENCE AND CONVENTION: A RECONSTRUCTION OF ...
Convention: A Philosophical Study –the book, published in 1969, which grew. out of Lewis’ doctoral thesis. As the title suggests, this is primarily a work ...
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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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