Publication of an ownmost

Problem: is the publication of an ownmost analytically self-contradictory? That is, is the publication of an ownmost even possible or, rather, will the attempt thereat always collapse the ownmost in the “they”? [1], see entry on “mineness”

In plain terms: can one ever say what is distinctly their own, or will their saying it just thereby make it no longer theirs? If this is so, then whatever is felt always hides beneath the threshold of speech, for speaking denies the feeling – it is not that feeling. Thus, it is not merely romantic that one can never speak as they feel – it is semantically necessary.


[1] D. O. Dahlstrom, “The heidegger dictionary,” p. 325.


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