What is critique?

  • (verb): Appraise critically.
    Example: "Please critique this performance"
    Synonyms: review
    See also — Additional definitions below

Critique

Critique is a method of disciplined, systematic analysis of a written or oral discourse. Critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgement, but it can also involve merit recognition, and in the philosophical tradition it also means a methodical practice of doubt. The contemporary sense of critique has been largely influenced by the Enlightenment critique of prejudice and authority, which championed the emancipation and autonomy from religious and political authorities. Critique is an accepted format of written and oral debate.

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Critique - Critical Theory
... This, in turn, helped inspire the cultural studies form of social critique, which treats cultural products and their reception as evidence of wider social ills such as racism or gender ... Social critique has been further extended in the work of Michel Foucault and of Alasdair MacIntyre ... go well beyond the original Kantian meaning of the term critique in contesting legitimatory accounts of social power ...
Serge Doubrovsky - Bibliography
... Pourquoi la nouvelle critique critique et objectivité, 1966 ... Parcours critique, 1980 ... Parcours critique 2, 2006 Un homme de passage, 2011 ...
Cecilia Valdés - Zarzuela - Critique
... In Roig's zarzuela, however, dramatic element is more exposed, more consistent and in swift action, presented as an interesting unrolling story pointing toward inevitable climax, which shows great talent and theatrical experience on the part of the composer, the piece containing mixture of traditional Cuban music, with all its genres, forms and vivid rhythms and dances, interlaced in good balance with predominantly romantic in style music of the Western tradition, particularly in melody and orchestration ... "The zarzuela Cecilia Valdes can be more pleasing to listen to than Verdi, and at times more profound than Meyerbeer or Bellini." ...
Critical Cartography
... The term critique defines not just a simple analysis and rejection of concepts or practices ... do not aim to invalidate maps instead the critique is careful analysis of maps identifying attributes of the maps that are taken for granted ...

More definitions of "critique":

  • (noun): A serious examination and judgment of something.
    Synonyms: criticism

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