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Higher criticism
Higher criticism High"er crit"i*cism Criticism which includes the study of the contents, literary character, date, authorship, etc., of any writing; as, the higher criticism of the Pentateuch. Called also historical criticism. The comparison of the Hebrew and Greek texts . . . introduces us to a series of questions affecting the composition, the editing, and the collection of the sacred books. This class of questions forms the special subject of the branch of critical science which is usually distinguished from the verbal criticism of the text by the name of higher, or historical, criticism. --W. Robertson Smith.
historical criticism
Higher criticism High"er crit"i*cism Criticism which includes the study of the contents, literary character, date, authorship, etc., of any writing; as, the higher criticism of the Pentateuch. Called also historical criticism. The comparison of the Hebrew and Greek texts . . . introduces us to a series of questions affecting the composition, the editing, and the collection of the sacred books. This class of questions forms the special subject of the branch of critical science which is usually distinguished from the verbal criticism of the text by the name of higher, or historical, criticism. --W. Robertson Smith.
Hypercriticism
Hypercriticism Hy`per*crit"i*cism, n. Excessive criticism, or unjust severity or rigor of criticism; zoilism.
Neocriticism
Neocriticism Ne`o*crit"i*cism, n. [Neo- + classicism.] The form of Neo-Kantianism developed by French idealists, following C. Renouvier. It rejects the noumena of Kant, restricting knowledge to phenomena as constituted by a priori categories.
Oneirocriticism
Oneirocriticism O*nei`ro*crit`i*cism, Oneirocritics O*nei`ro*crit`ics, n. The art of interpreting dreams.

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- Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often influenced by...
- the left and the right of the political spectrum. Another key area of criticism is the mandatory licence fee, as commercial competitors argue that means...
- Textual criticism is a branch of textual scholarship, philology, and of literary criticism that is concerned with the identification of textual variants...
- Criticism of democracy has been a key part of democracy and its functions. As Josiah Ober explains, "the legitimate role of critics" of democracy may...
- Criticism of Buddhism has taken numerous different forms, including philosophical and rational criticisms, but also criticism of praxis, such as that...
- Self-criticism involves how an individual evaluates oneself. Self-criticism in psychology is typically studied and discussed as a negative personality...
- Biblical criticism is the use of critical analysis to understand and explain the Bible. During the eighteenth century, when it began as historical-biblical...
- Criticism of Islam is broadly defined as criticism of the Islamic religion in its beliefs, principles, and/or any other ideas attributed to Islam. Criticism...
- Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films and the film medium. In general, film criticism can be divided into two categories: journalistic...