Convention (An Excerpt on Coordination and Higher-Order Expectations)

  • David Lewis
Part of the Springer Graduate Texts in Philosophy book series (SGTP, volume 1)


Use of language belongs to a class of situations with a conspicuous common character: situations I shall call coordination problems. I postpone a definition until we have seen a few examples. We begin with situations that might arise between two people-call them “you” and “I.”


Alternative Action Coordination Problem Conditional Preference Past Case Left Lane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Lewis
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  1. 1.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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