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Introduction

  • Lorena Ramírez-LudeñaEmail author
  • Josep M. VilajosanaEmail author
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Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 126)

Abstract

The existence of a convention in a given community requires the presence of a recurring behaviour, the belief that the existence of this behaviour is a reason to follow it, and a set of expectations generated by the common knowledge of these circumstances. This characterization is already found in the seminal work of David Lewis, and has been adopted, with some variations, as the starting point of the current discussion on legal conventionalism.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law DepartmentPompeu Fabra UniversityBarcelonaSpain

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