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The Rift in The LuteAttuning Poetry and Philosophy$
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Maximilian de Gaynesford

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198797265

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797265.001.0001

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Action

Action

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(p.97) 6 Action
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The Rift in The Lute
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Maximilian de Gaynesford

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797265.003.0007

To become properly aware of essential features of poetry, and to represent its utterance accurately, we should adopt the action-orientated directedness of a speech act approach. Debate then organizes itself on a new spectrum. At one end, some would affirm that those responsible for poetic utterances do things in saying what they thereby say. At the other end, some would flatly deny that those responsible are capable of this. Towards the middle, some would claim that it is incorrect either to affirm or deny this. So realigning philosophy towards an action-orientated approach to poetry faces various objections. But these objections—which can be distinguished into those that relate primarily to the action, the deed, and the agent—can be answered.

Keywords:   action, truth, Pound, Dunn, Tennyson, Hill, Smart, doings, things done

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