Definition of intentionalism in English:

intentionalism

noun

  • [mass noun] The theory that a literary work should be judged in terms of the author's intentions.

    • ‘In The Possibility of Criticism, three arguments are offered against intentionalism.’
    • ‘Finally, I find Dasenbrock's notion of intentionalism to be problematic.’
    • ‘There are two obvious objections to Abelard's intentionalism.’

Pronunciation:

intentionalism

/ɪnˈtɛnʃ(ə)n(ə)ˌlɪz(ə)m/