Intentional Fallacy

An important principle of New Criticism was the avoidance of the Intentional Fallacy: in the words of the coiners of the term, William K. Wimsatt and Monroe C. Beardsley, "Critical inquiries are not settled by consulting the oracle." ???

From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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