Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 6, Issue 1, 2009

Frederic Will
Pages 156-168

Language, Time, and Die Tat
What do I remember when I remember that my wife said to get milk on the way home?

"Die Tat" concerns the effort to recapture a particular memory. In searching to recover that memory trace the writer discovers that the memory datum itself diffuses and breaks up into the present remembering action of the one who remembers. The essay anatomizes that process of diffusion, and tries to come up with a definition of memory.