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Convention : a philosophical study

Author: David K Lewis
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2002.
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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  Read more...
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Lewis, David K. (David Kellogg), 1941-2001.
Convention.
Oxford : Blackwell, 2002
(OCoLC)49640754
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David K Lewis
ISBN: 9780470692967 0470692960 9780470693711 0470693711 0631232567 9780631232568 9780631232575 0631232575
OCLC Number: 666932913
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 213 pages)
Contents: Cover --
TOC36;Contents --
Acknowledgements --
Foreword by W46; V46; Quine --
Introduction --
CH36;I Coordination and Convention --
146; Sample Coordination Problems --
246; Analysis of Coordination Problems --
346; Solving Coordination Problems --
446; Convention --
546; Sample Conventions --
CH36;II Convention Refined --
146; Common Knowledge --
246; Knowledge of Conventions --
346; Alternatives to Conventions --
446; Degrees of Convention --
546; Consequences of Conventions --
CH36;III Convention Contrasted --
146; Agreement --
246; Social Contracts --
346; Norms --
446; Rules --
546; Conformative Behavior --
646; Imitation --
CH36;IV Convention and Communication --
146; Sample Signals --
246; Analysis of Signaling --
346; Verbal Signaling --
446; Conventional Meaning of Signals --
546; Meaning44;44; of Signals --
CH36;V Conventions of Language --
146; Possible Languages --
246; Grammars --
346; Semantics in a Possible Language --
446; Conventions of Truthfulness --
5 46; Semantics in a Population --
Conclusion --
IDX36;Index --
Last Page.
Responsibility: David Lewis.

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