Title

Is There a Grammar of Authenticity?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2002

Abstract

"[A] pervasive imprecision infuses almost all grammar and syntax with anonymity, rendering categorically authentic language and speech impossible.[...]It is another dimension of lanuage - the vocative force all language bears - that engenders the possibility of authenticity, that makes it possible for the self to seek an authentic relation to the disclosure of being. And this vocative force bespeaks an authentic relation to others as well, an authentic "being-with" that does not efface the self, but precisely individuates it."