What is criticism?

  • (noun): A serious examination and judgment of something.
    Example: "Constructive criticism is always appreciated"
    Synonyms: critique
    See also — Additional definitions below

Criticism

Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something or someone in an intelligible (or articulate) way.

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Some articles on criticism:

Joseph Justus Scaliger - Academic Output
... this period of his life that he composed and published his books of historical criticism ... He was the first to lay down and apply sound rules of criticism and emendation, and to change textual criticism from a series of haphazard guesses into a "rational procedure subject to ... Instead, they valued his emendatory criticism and his skill in Greek ...
Yoot Tower - Criticism
... The game was dismissed by some game review websites and magazines as being too much a rehash of the original SimTower ... Many wrote the game off as being basically identical to its predecessor ...
TSR, Inc. - Criticism
... The company was the subject of an urban myth stating that it tried to trademark the term "Nazi" ... This was based on a supplement for the Indiana Jones RPG, in which some figures were marked with "NaziTM" ...
Yuri Knorozov - Critical Reactions To His Work
... came under some severe and at times dismissive criticism ... Knorozov persisted with his publications in spite of the criticism and rejection of many Mayanists of the time ... the institute was not adversely influenced by criticism from Western academics ...
Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism - Overview
... The object of psychoanalytic literary criticism, at its very simplest, can be the psychoanalysis of the author or of a particularly interesting character in a ... In this directly therapeutic form, the criticism is very similar to psychoanalysis itself, closely following the analytic interpretive process discussed in Freud's The ... Like all forms of literary criticism, psychoanalytic criticism can yield useful clues to the sometime baffling symbols, actions, and settings in a literary work however ...

More definitions of "criticism":

  • (noun): Disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings.
    Example: "The senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
    Synonyms: unfavorable judgment

Famous quotes containing the word criticism:

    The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art—and, by analogy, our own experience—more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)

    A tailor can adapt to any medium, be it poetry, be it criticism. As a poet, he can mend, and with the scissors of criticism he can divide.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)