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Intentions in the Experience of Meaning - Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.

Intentions in the Experience of Meaning

Paperback Published: 20th March 2000
ISBN: 9780521576307
Number Of Pages: 424

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Does our understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays demand that we know exactly who Shakespeare really was and what he intended to communicate in his work? This volume examines the role that authorship plays in people's experience of language and art as meaningful human artifacts, as well as reviewing the fierce debates over these issues both within academia and popular culture. It is argued that many aspects of our understanding of language (both oral and written) and artworks (paintings, music, theater, etc.) rests on people's fundamental, often unconscious, bias to seek who created something and for what communicative purpose.

Introduction
The controversy over intentions
Searching For Intentions
Intentions and intentional action
Meaning and communication
Inferring intentionality in experience
Intentions in Discourse
Spoken language
Saying what we don't mean
Writing and reading
Intentions in Criticism
Questions of authorship
Literary interpretation and criticism
Interpreting the law
Understanding art
Conclusion
The intentional mind
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ISBN: 9780521576307
ISBN-10: 052157630X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 20th March 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.62