N.2/2019 Pratiche di immanenza

Ontologia dell’interpunzione (o, del “respiro” dell’essere)

Massimo Donà

(Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)

Published in December, 2019

Ontology of the Punctuation (or, of The “Breath” of Being)


The essay focuses on the relational function of punctuation as a unifying element of the many distinct elements. By beating the rhythm of the proposition, the punctuation contributes to the overall sense of the proposition in the same way as the other categoremes and syncategoremes. Aiming at a challenging reconstruction of the relationship between meaning and absence of meaning in language, the Author develops a dialogue with some texts by Kafka and exponents of Dadaism.


Being; Language; Kafka; Dadaism; Punctuation.

Critical Journal of History of Ideas
International Philosophy Journal

Andrea Tagliapietra and Sebastiano Ghisu

Giovanni Campus

Authorized by Tribunale di Sassari n.455 del 14/7/2008 - ISSN 2035-732X - ISSN (Paper edition) 2035-732X