David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (4):369-386 (2006)
criticism defend the idea that an individual reader's understanding of a text can be a factor in determining the meaning of what is written in that text, and hence must play a part in determining the very identity conditions of works of literary art. We examine some accounts that have been given of the type of readerly ‘competence’ that a reader must have in order for her responses to a text to play this sort of constitutive role. We argue that the analogy drawn by Stanley Fish and Jonathan Culler between literary and linguistic competence is philosophically flawed and explanatorily unfruitful, and that a better way of understanding the notion of literary competence can be constructed by appeal to some limitation results in formal logic and computability theory.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Jon Cogburn & Mark Silcox (forthcoming). Against Brain-in-a-Vatism: On the Value of Virtual Reality. Philosophy and Technology:1-19.
Similar books and articles
Nick Boreham (2004). A Theory of Collective Competence: Challenging the Neo-Liberal Individualisation of Performance at Work. British Journal of Educational Studies 52 (1):5 - 17.
Anna Bergqvist (2009). Semantic Particularism and Linguistic Competence. Logique Et Analyse 52 (208):343-361.
Tomas Georg Hellström (2011). Aesthetic Creativity: Insights From Classical Literary Theory on Creative Learning. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (4):321-335.
Jürgen Habermas (1970). Towards a Theory of Communicative Competence. Inquiry 13 (1-4):360-375.
Carolyn Price (2003). Artificial Functions and the Meaning of Literary Works. British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (1):1-17.
Martin Paulsen (2008). Literary Critics in a New Era. Studies in East European Thought 60 (3):251 - 260.
Antonio García Berrio (1992). A Theory of the Literary Text. W. De Gruyter.
Hilary Putnam (1985). Reflexive Reflections. Erkenntnis 22 (January):143-153.
John Gibson (2006). Interpreting Words, Interpreting Worlds. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (4):439–450.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads28 ( #63,547 of 1,102,965 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #24,626 of 1,102,965 )
How can I increase my downloads?