In Gary Iseminger (ed.), Intention and Interpretation. Temple University Press. pp. 183--202 (1992)

Daniel Nathan
Texas Tech University
This essay considers the reliability and proper role of authorial intention in the interpretation of figurative language and argues that, even in cases of metaphor and irony, the meaning of a text must remain logically independent of the intent of its historical author. Irony and metaphor have been broadly considered to be the most problematic cases for the anti-intentionalist approach to interpretation. The arguments in this essay address standard intentionalist arguments and, in the end, defend a sort of hypothetical intentionalism that is, in all significant respects, anti-intentionalist.
Keywords literary criticism  aesthetics  interpretation  irony
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