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    Elucidating the truth in criticism

    Friend, Stacie (2017) Elucidating the truth in criticism. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75 (4), pp. 387-399. ISSN 1540-6245.

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    Analytic aesthetics has had little (or positive) to say about academic schools of criticism, such as Freudian, Marxist, feminist, or postcolonial perspectives. Historicists typically view their interpretations as anachronistic; non-historicists assess all interpretations according to formalist criteria. Insofar as these strategies treat these interpretations as on a par, however, they are inadequate. For the theories that ground the interpretations differ in the claims they make about the world. I argue that the interpretations of different critical schools can be evaluated according to the truth or epistemic merit of these claims.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Aesthetics, criticism, interpretation, historicism, Hamlet, Reality Principle
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Stacie Friend
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 10:44
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:31


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