ENGL 320: Introduction to the Short Story

Section A: Lyman Baker, Instructor

Reasoning and Objectivity

in Interpretation

For some of you it may seem strange to think of works of art (like short stories) to be something that we would reason about.  After all, we sometimes hear it said that appreciation of art (as opposed, say, to understanding the sciences) is "subjective" - a matter of "feeling" (which is the prerogative of "individuals"), and of "taste" (about which there is "no disputing").  Three things need to be said to this.

URL: http://www.ksu.edu/~lyman/english320/320reason.htm