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Note: this assignment is for students in Group II only (see syllabus for a list of group assignments).

Due, as an attachment, via the “Assignments” tool on ecommons, by midnight Thurs., May 15.

Please respond to the following question in two pages or less (double spaced). (Needless to say this should be your own original work.)

In “Academic appointments: Why ignore the advantage of being right?”, Lewis’s final answer is that different schools of philosophy have a tacit treaty with each other to ignore their differences for the purpose of hiring. Is that treaty supposed to be a convention, a social contract, or something else? Support your answer by refering to Lewis’s definitions in “Languages and language.”

Abe Stone 2014-06-01