Vol. 7 (2021)

Noema fondato 2: schemi cinestetici e architettura categoriale della semantica

Published September 15, 2021
  • Category-theoretic Semantics,
  • Cognitive Grammar,
  • Kinaesthetic Schema,
  • Metaphor,
  • Naturalized Phenomenology
How to Cite
Peruzzi, A. (2021). Noema fondato 2: schemi cinestetici e architettura categoriale della semantica. Quaderni Di Linguistica E Studi Orientali, 7, 207-231. https://doi.org/10.13128/qulso-2421-7220-12009


The paper describes the path of my research towards a kinaesthetic theory of meaning within which some of the main issues in 20th century’s semantics and philosophy of language are approached from the perspective of a naturalized phenomenology centered on spatiality. The core issue lies in the grounding of cognitive structure, as expressed in supposedly “atomic” sentences, and the solution proposed rests on the existence of a finite set of basic schemata of objects-and-actions which, suitably combined, allow for the constitution of any possible act of reference. The steps which led to the kinaesthetic theory are presented here in retrospect, from the roots in Husserl’s phenomenology to the essential debt toward cognitive grammar, particularly for what concerns the theory of metaphor. The emphasis is on one characteristic feature of the resulting approach, namely, the tools provided by category theory are argued to be indispensable in order to set up a model of the way human cognition and particularly logical architecture are grounded on basic schemata


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