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Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Peter Kivy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book constitutes a defence of musical formalism against those who would put literary interpretations on the absolute music canon. In Part I, the historical origins of both the literary ... More


Literary Interpretation, Performance Art, and Related Subjects

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on literary interpretation, in the sense of an account of what a work of literature means; and interpretation involved in performance, whether of musical or dramatic works. Both ... More


Authors' Intentions, Literary Interpretation, and Literary Value

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers three prominent theories of literary interpretation: actual intentionalism (author's intentions constrain how their works are to be interpreted), hypothetical intentionalism ... More


Interpreting Contextualities

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter contrasts a model for literary interpretation that is ‘readerly’ in being restrained and backward-looking, with one that is ‘writerly’ in being creative and forward-looking. The first ... More


Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Kent Greenawalt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book focuses on textual interpretation of the law. All law needs to be interpreted, and there are many ways to do it. The book covers the dominant methods of legal interpretation, explaining ... More


True Interpretations

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Monroe C. Beardsley holds that literary interpretations can be assessed for truth and that conflicting interpretations cannot both be true. By contrast, Joseph Margolis argues for the compatibility ... More


Relativism in Interpretation

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Joseph Margolis argues that literary interpretations allow of contrary and conflicting interpretations that can be equally plausible. In doing so, he opts for a relativistic multivalent logic ... More


The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Brian Cummings

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187356
eISBN:
9780191674709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book examines the place of literature in the Reformation, considering both how arguments about biblical meaning and literary interpretation influenced the new theology, and how developments in ... More


Introduction

Con Coroneos

in Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the work of English novelist Joseph Conrad whose work is considered to represent the opposition between a space of thing ... More


Other Disciplines: Insights and Limits

Kent Greenawalt

in Realms of Legal Interpretation: Core Elements and Critical Variations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190882860
eISBN:
9780190902346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882860.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter assesses other disciplines and what their concepts of interpretation may convey about what takes place and what should take place within the law. The complexities of interpretation and ... More


Introduction: Ludo-Orientalism and the Gamification of Race

Tara Fickle

in The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479868551
eISBN:
9781479805686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868551.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The introduction traces the book’s main argument and previews its structure. It begins with a discussion of the mobile game Pokémon GO to illustrate popular games’ key role in the construction of ... More


Ambiguity

Martin Camper

in Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 2 examines disputes over ambiguity, in which interpreters argue over a single linguistic form that evokes distinct alternative meanings. The chapter classifies three types of ambiguity ... More


Harry Berger's Intellectual Community

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A Berger essay will often contain its share of citation en passant, tips of the hat here or there — but what is distinctive is his regular habit of stopping to give someone else's position a careful ... More


Are You Not a Man of God?: Devotion, Betrayal, and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition

Tova Hartman and Charlie Buckholtz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199337439
eISBN:
9780199362370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337439.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

This volume offers a rereading of several canonical stories in Jewish texts and Greek tragedy using devoted resistance as the interpretative lens. These include the stories of Isaac and Iphigenia who ... More


Modernism and the Meaning of Corporate Persons

Lisa Siraganian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198868873
eISBN:
9780191905339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868873.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Long before the U.S. Supreme Court announced that corporate persons freely “speak” with money in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010), the Court elaborated the legal fiction of ... More


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