In this week’s vlog post I question whether what we mean is actually what we mean, and then discuss briefly why Donald Trump doesn’t have control over the meaning of his anti-Semitic tweets.
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William K. Wimsatt Jr. and Monroe C. Beardsley, “The Intentional Fallacy,” 1946
Michael Wreen, “Beardsley’s Aesthetics,” 2014, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/bea…)
Roland Barthes, “The Death of the Author (1968)
Reginald Shepherd, “On the Intentional Fallacy,” March 19, 2008, Poetry Foundation (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harri…)
Alana Horowitz Satlin, “Trump Claims Star of David Picture Isn’t Anti-Semitic,” Huffington Post, July 5, 2016 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/d…)
Michelle Ye Hee Lee, “Everything you wanted to know about Trump and the six-pointed star,” Washington Post, July 6, 2016 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/f…)