Definition of intentionalism in English:


Syllabification: in·ten·tion·al·ism
Pronunciation: /inˈtenCHənlˌizəm


  • The theory that a literary work should be judged in terms of the author’s intentions.
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    • In The Possibility of Criticism, three arguments are offered against intentionalism.
    • There are two obvious objections to Abelard's intentionalism.
    • Finally, I find Dasenbrock's notion of intentionalism to be problematic.

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