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intentionalism

Syllabification: in·ten·tion·al·ism
Pronunciation: /inˈten(t)SHənlˌizəm
 
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Definition of intentionalism in English:

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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