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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Fraiman, Ernest
Title: Teksto interpretacija : ar tinka bet kas?
Other Title: Interpretation of texts : does anything go?
Is part of: Darbai ir dienos, 2005, nr. 41, p. 95-99
Date: 2005
Abstract: This article is concerned with the problem of interpretation; especially with the role of the reader and his freedom. Is the reader free to make any interpretation he wants, or are there some restrictions? Contemporary philosophy views reader free from any restrictions; the reader is the one who gives meaning to texts and it seems the only one. But U.Eco points out that in that way the text itself is forgotten. VVolfgang Iser sees reading as a game, in which not only the text is played, but the reader too. For Eco text which plays with the reader is open text. Open text creates the model reader for itself and rejects bad interpretations. And the methods which are suggested by Eco and Iser, can help you only to discover bad interpretations, they cannot show the best one or better one from several good interpretations. Restrictions to interpretation do not mean that there are only few ways to interpret the text, Eco says that possibilities of interpretation are virtually infinite. Another im-portant thing mentioned is that language in Eco's view (not only for Eco) is dynamic by itself and it abvays changes, so no theory about it can be globai; thus the theory of interpretation cannot give strict rules for interpreting texts too. There is abvays freedom for creativity, just not forget-ting the text which is interpreted. The main idea of the article can be summarised by these Eco's words: "Thus every act of reading is a difficult transaction between the competence of the reader (the reader's world knowledge) and the kind of competence that a given texts postulates in order to be read in an economic way".
Appears in Collections:Darbai ir dienos / Deeds and Days 2005, nr. 41

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