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Murder by AccidentMedieval Theater, Modern Media, Critical Intentions$
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Jody Enders

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226207834

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226207858.001.0001

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Entr̓Acte: This Fallacy Which Is Not One

Entr̓Acte: This Fallacy Which Is Not One

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(p.109) Entr̓Acte: This Fallacy Which Is Not One
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Murder by Accident
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Jody Enders

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226207858.003.0006

This chapter revaluates the concept of intentional fallacy in relation to the accidental deaths related to the theater discussed in the first part of this volume. It suggests that there is no intentional fallacy when it comes to the theater by looking to the critical (mis)fortunes of the intentional fallacy itself. This chapter also argues that the text-bound dismissal of intentionality reveals an almost agentless quality that is characterized by three fallacies of logic and morality alike.

Keywords:   intentional fallacy, accidental deaths, theater, intentionality, logic, morality

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