Interpretation and the investigative concept of criticism
My subject is the popular view in philosophy that a work of art is essentially a bundle of meanings and that one of the main charges of the art critic, therefore, is to interpret art. The version of the view that I will address is the one that we find in the philosophy of Arthur Danto, along with supporting arguments from Monroe Beardsley and Richard Wollheim. My critique develops lines of argument hinted at, but never fully developed by Susan Sontag, in her seminal essay “Against Interpretation.”
Kaufman, Daniel A. "Interpretation and the 'Investigative' concept of criticism." Angelaki 17, no. 1 (2012): 3-12.
Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities