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intentionalism

Line breaks: in¦ten|tion¦al|ism
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtɛnʃ(ə)n(ə)ˌlɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of intentionalism in English:

noun

[mass 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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