Image schemas are primitive concepts that are studied in diverse fields such as linguistics, psychology, cognitive linguistics, neuroscience.
The influences of image schemas is not only seen in cognitive linguistics and developmental psychology, but also in interface design and more recently, the theory has become of increased interest in artificial intelligence and cognitive robotics.
It seems to me though that certain concepts assumes the existence of others and therefore that there should be a hierarchical structure to experience. For example one might recognize a schema A:(origen, first principal, here, ground, start) and a schema B:(movement, distance, difference, distinction, separation) and C:(direction, location, quantification, qualification, separateness)
Consider that (C) can only exist once there is the existence of (B) allowing (C) to reference something distinct from (A). And (B) can only exist if there is a place to start from (A). We have thus created a hierarchy with at least three levels.
Question: Has anyone created such a hierarchical table of schemas?
See also semantic primes