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Intentionalist Strategies of Interpretation

Kathleen Stock

in Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation and Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798347
eISBN:
9780191848087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798347.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter addresses the complaint that extreme intentionalism standardly forces the reader who engages in interpretation to posit private, or hidden, authorial intentions, for which she has little ... More


Extreme Intentionalism and its Rivals

Kathleen Stock

in Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation and Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798347
eISBN:
9780191848087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798347.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The defence of extreme intentionalism is concluded by attacking its main rivals in the analytic tradition: ‘modest’ intentionalism, hypothetical intentionalism, and value-maximizing theory. First a ... More


Extreme Intentionalism about Fictional Content

Kathleen Stock

in Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation and Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798347
eISBN:
9780191848087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798347.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The defence of extreme intentionalism is launched. The notion of an intention is introduced in some detail, as well as some skeletal presuppositions about the sort of imagining called for by fiction. ... More


Engaging with Narratives

Derek Matravers

in Fiction and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199647019
eISBN:
9780191779381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647019.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter provides a number of philosophical arguments for thinking that we need an account of engaging with narratives that is neutral between fiction and non-fiction. Drawing on the work of ... More


Introduction

Kathleen Stock

in Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation and Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798347
eISBN:
9780191848087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798347.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The author’s argumentative strategy for the book is introduced, and situated methodologically. An explanation follows that in the first half of this book a theory of fictional content known as ... More


Conclusion

Kathleen Stock

in Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation and Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798347
eISBN:
9780191848087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798347.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this book, a central aim has been to defend what many have taken to be an indefensible view: extreme actual intentionalism about fictional content. This book has the aim of demonstrating that ... More


Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation and Imagination

Kathleen Stock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798347
eISBN:
9780191848087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798347.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book begins with a detailed description and defence of a controversial theory of fictional content (or ‘fictional truth’) known as ‘extreme intentionalism’. On this view, roughly, the fictional ... More


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