THE NOUN AND SPATIAL INTUITION IN FRENCH
LE NOM ET L’INTUITION DE L’ESPACE EN FRANÇAIS
SUBSTANTIVUL ȘI INTUIȚIA SPAȚIALĂ ÎN LIMBA FRANCEZĂ
Université Laval Québec, Canada
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Thought is movement. In French, the word is the unit of the speakable. The word is the result of two movements of thought which are assembled to form a mechanism. The first movement of thought goes from wide to narrow and finishes at a point (refusal of grandeur) in the center of the mechanism. This movement produces the specific idea of the word. Spatial intuition corresponds to an interception of this movement, which is carrying the genesis of the word’s specific idea, before it reaches the center of the mechanism. The interception provides an image of finite dimension, detached from the universe of its origins. Spatial intuition comes from the contrast in size of the finite and the infinite.