Convention: A Philosophical Study
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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The title is Convention: A Philosophical Study. (It hasn't got anything directly to do with art and performance). The book discusses in detail and at length many areas of philosophy, ultimately coming ... Read full review
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In this book, David Lewis sets out to provide a working definition of convention and then attempts to demonstrate that language is conventional in the more precise sense in which he uses the word. A ... Read full review