Chapter 21. Authorial Intention and the Varieties of Intentionalism

  1. Garry L. Hagberg Chair2 and
  2. Walter Jost Professor of English3
  1. Paisley Livingston Chair Professor of Philosophy

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315592.ch21

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

How to Cite

Livingston, P. (2010) Authorial Intention and the Varieties of Intentionalism, in A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature (eds G. L. Hagberg and W. Jost), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315592.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of East Anglia, UK

  2. 3

    University of Virginia, USA

Author Information

  1. Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405141703

Online ISBN: 9781444315592

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Keywords:

  • authorial intention and varieties of intentionalism;
  • diverse theoretical positions - on question of nature of intentions;
  • authorial intention, ongoing controversies surrounding rival conceptions of authorship;
  • varieties of intentionalism;
  • intentionalism - thesis about intention's determination of meaning or value of works of art;
  • utterance models;
  • hypothetical intentionalism;
  • William Tolhurst's hypothetical intentionalism;
  • actualist and hypothetical intentionalism - dealing with problems of success conditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Intention

  • Authorial Intention

  • Varieties of Intentionalism

  • The Utterance Model

  • Hypothetical Intentionalism

  • Hypothetical Intentionalism and Actualist Intentionalism Compared

  • Success Conditions and the Dilemma Argument