The informal game theory in hume's account of convention

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Two men, who pull the oars of a boat, do it by an agreement or convention, tho' they have never given promises to each other…. In like manner are languages gradually establish'd by human conventions without any promise. In like manner do gold and silver become the common measures of exchange, and are esteem'd sufficient payment for what is of a hundred times their value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-247
Number of pages33
JournalEconomics and Philosophy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Philosophy
  • Economics and Econometrics


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