Intentionalism in Aesthetics.

@article{Livingston1998IntentionalismIA,
  title={Intentionalism in Aesthetics.},
  author={P. Livingston},
  journal={New Literary History},
  year={1998},
  volume={29},
  pages={831 - 846}
}
of a work of art, and that knowledge of such intentions is a necessary component of at least some adequate interpretive and evaluative claims.1 In this paper I develop and defend this thesis. I begin with a discussion of some anti-intentionalist arguments. Surveying a range of intentionalist responses to them, I briefly introduce and criticize a fictionalist version of intentionalism before moving on to an approach I call moderate intentionalism. I consider a salient alternative known as… Expand
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