intentional fallacy
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NOUN
1.
(in literary criticism) an assertion that the intended meaning of the author is not the only or most important meaning; a fallacy involving an assessment of a literary work based on the author's intended meaning rather than on actual response to the work.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorial_intent

In literary theory and aesthetics, authorial intent refers to an author's intent as it is encoded in ... Wimsatt and Monroe Beardsley argue in their essay "The Intentional Fallacy" that "the design or intention of the author is neither available nor ...

www.britannica.com/art/intentional-fallacy

Intentional fallacy, term used in 20th-century literary criticism to describe the problem inherent in trying to judge a work of art by assuming the intent or purpose of ...

faculty.smu.edu/nschwart/seminar/fallacy.htm

THE INTENTIONAL FALLACY. From The Verbal Icon: Studies in the Meaning of Poetry. W.K. Wimsatt, Jr., and Monroe C. Beardsley. Lexington : University of ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/intentional-fallacy

Intentional fallacy definition, (in literary criticism) an assertion that the intended meaning of the author is not the only or most important meaning; a fallacy ...

www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100006219

A phrase coined by the American New Critics W. K. Wimsatt Jr and Monroe C. Beardsley in an essay of 1946 to describe the common assumption that an ...

www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2008/03/on-the-intentional-fallacy

Mar 19, 2008 ... As William Wimsatt and Monroe C. Beardsley, coiners of the phrase “the intentional fallacy,” write in their famous essay of the same name, “The ...

study.com/academy/lesson/the-intentional-fallacy-summary-lesson-quiz.html

Dec 25, 2015 ... 'The Intentional Fallacy,' a 20th century article that proposes that a work of art's meaning is not tied to the intention of its creator, is one...

letras.cabaladada.org/letras/intentional_fallacy.pdf

Intentional Fallacy. William K. Wimsatt Jr. & Monroe C. Beardsley. , revised in. The claim of the author's “intention” upon the critic's judgement has been chal-.

www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-intentional-fallacy-and-the-meaning-of-textual-meaning

Jan 1, 1977 ... One commits the “intentional fallacy” when one argues like this: “This essay is consistent and one of the reasons I know it is is because the ...