Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1999.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #12574
Light cock, otherwise slight wear. Crisp hardcover. ; Inscribed by author on half-title page, Christmas 1999. "The tension between the roles of authorial intention and the text itself is a basic concern of contemporary hermeneutics. Challenging much of the current thinking in the field, this volume argues that the text itself, in its various forms, is an untenable criterion for correct interpretation, and through compelling moral and epistemological arguments defends an intentionalist approach to interpretation. After discussing the shortcomings of earlier intentionalist theories, Irwin proposes a new, normative approach, urinterpretation, which is based on an author construct, the urauthor, that includes several elements traditionally seen as separate from the author. The book closes with a theoretical application of intentionalism to philosophical, literary, and legal texts." ; Contributions in Philosophy; Vol. 73; x, 139 pages; Signed by Author.