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Hermeneutics

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Abstract

Hermeneutics — as I use the term — assumes that texts result from an author’s intention to communicate, and that the intended communication is almost always largely interpretable with reasonable accuracy.1 At this time in history any discussion of hermeneutics had best begin by addressing the extraordinary confusions over the concept of authorial intention that have darkened literary commentary for almost forty years.

Keywords

Intended Meaning Illocutionary Force Authorial Intention Cooperative Principle Literary Commentary 
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© Wendell V. Harris 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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