This article investigates the problem of the status spacial images and drawings may have in a philosophical text. The source of the present study are the recently published preparatory notes for the lectures on Proust held by Merab Mamardashvili in 1981-82. Mamardashvili papers abound in schematic sketches which graphically convey spatial images. In his interpretation, Dr. Paramonov suggests a model of the so-called topos of understanding, or transversal space, as the structural principle of Mamardashvili’s intellectual manner. Application of such model leads to the conjecture about the structural similarity between the approaches to the analysis of Proust’s novel In Search of Lost Time used by Mamardashvili and Gilles Deleuze.