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The Author's Intention - Jeff Mitscherling

Hardcover Published: 3rd November 2004
ISBN: 9780739108949
Number Of Pages: 143

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In The Author's Intention co-authors DiTommaso, Mitscherling, and Nayed divert the current philosophical misrepresentation of authorial intention. Implicitly challenging a second-generation theoretical approach to literature that dismisses the possibility of truth, coherent narratives, and, of course, intentionality the authors breathe new life back into "the author" and, also, literary theory. This book is essential reading for anyone in the humanities who has an interest in critical thought, hermeneutics, and all forms of interpretive technique.

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Purpose and Structure of the Present Studyp. 1
The Problem with "Explaining Consciousness"p. 5
Nietzsche and the Revision of Hermeneutic Ontologyp. 7
Nietzsche's Rhetorical Model of Languagep. 8
The Revision of Hermeneutic Ontologyp. 13
Conclusionp. 17
From Inspiration to Intentionp. 25
The Ancient Author and Readerp. 26
Intention and the Psychological Turnp. 29
Conclusionp. 43
The Question of the Relevance of Authorial Intentionp. 53
Contemporary Viewsp. 56
Summaryp. 97
Authorial Intention and the Logos of the Workp. 105
On the Different Meanings of "Intention"p. 105
Getting Out of the Mind-Intention as an Experience of Inspirationp. 112
The Linguistic Mistake and the Revision of Hermeneutic Ontologyp. 116
Conclusion: Aesthetic Genesisp. 117
Bibliographyp. 123
Indexp. 139
About the Authorsp. 143
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ISBN: 9780739108949
ISBN-10: 0739108948
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 143
Published: 3rd November 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.95  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.33