Spring 1953 • Vol. XV No. 2 Communications |

Reply by the Author

I had thought, and still think, that my report on the Chicago critics was reasonably honest. Only twice, so far as I know, did I make a representation of them which did not tell the whole truth, and I rather think that was by way of a little foolish clowning in the course of a laborious writing. But I am sorry. I will specify the instances. First. The Aristotelians in their book attack a number of contemporary critics, engrossed in their own specialties, by accusing them of "critical monism." But towards the end of my writing I felt I could proceed to categorize the Aristotelians themselves as "monistic," and even for good measure as "monolithic." It is a fact, however, that they have been zealous to acknowledge that there are other critical methods than the Aristotelian, and to style themselves as "pluralists"; even though the enemy "monists" may not have made any corresponding acknowledgment of the Aristotelian method. So I had no business to say this. Yet I think it is also a

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