Definition of intentionalism in English:

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intentionalism

Pronunciation: /inˈten(t)SHənlˌizəm/

noun

The theory that a literary work should be judged in terms of the author’s intentions.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: in·ten·tion·al·ism

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