Metacriticism (Word Definition)

Metacriticism Important Points:
  • Criticism of criticism.
  • The examination of the principles, methods, & terms of criticism.
  • This may be general, as in critical theory.
  • Alternatively, it may be more focussed such as the study of critical debates or particular critics.
  • The term generally implies the assessment of the principles associated with critical interpretation & judgement.
Other Definitions:
"A criticism of criticism, the goal of which is to scrutinize systematically the terminology, logic, and structure that undergird critical and theoretical discourse in general or any particular mode of such discourse." [Greig E. Henderson & Christopher Brown, University of Toronto]
"The examination of the principles, methods, and terms of criticism." [Ethnographic Thesaurus]

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