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Conventions: Conventions are agreements on approval and disapproval of actions that may have been made explicitly once, but have evolved over time to a more or less unconscious basis for the coordinated action of most members of a group or society. These conventions, on the other hand, lead to the expectation of certain consequences of actions.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Jonathan Bennett on Conventions - Dictionary of Arguments

I 155
Convention/Lewis: convention is more than mere behavior regularity - no agreement necessary - not even implied agreement.
Conventional meaning is more than the usual meaning, because it contains common knowledge about a regularity.
, >Intersubjectivity, >Community, >Language community, >Actions.
I 167f
Convention/Lewis: conventions are mutual knowledge.
Cargile: this is useful only up to fourth reflection.
David Lewis: only actions are coordinated.
BennettVsLewis: do not imparting any action on a meaning
I 189
Searle: there is no "conventional meaning"; instead: rules that apply for an expression.
>Rules, >Language Rules, >Utterances, >Utterances/Searle,
I 191
Convention/Meaning/Bennett: a speaker can only ever give an expression a conventional meaning if it already has a meaning.
>Lemons example, >Speaker meaning, >Speaker intention.
Wittgenstein: I cannot say "hot" while I mean "cold".
>Meaning/intending, >Meaning/intending/Wittgenstein.
SearleVsWittgenstein: the meaning exceeds the intention, it is sometimes also a matter of convention.
Bennett: conventional meaning effective circumstance.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Bennett I
Jonathan Bennett
"The Meaning-Nominalist Strategy" in: Foundations of Language, 10, 1973, pp. 141-168
Handlung, Kommunikation, Bedeutung, Georg Meggle, Frankfurt/M. 1979

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