Human paradox

Man is a paradoxical being.
He is obviously the only being in the nature which is not simply of nature. And he knows it. He also is able to put himself in front of it! The nature will never study the nature, it reaches elsewhere its intelligibility. First man has to emerge so that something like science becomes possible.

The specific human realm is properly an aberration. A contradiction of structural logic! It’s like a typewriter abruptly put to make soap bubbles! The expressions of a system must be in logical continuity with the structural laws and the organization of the system. A system left to itself cannot question itself radically. A system as system cannot be at the same time its own anti-system. How to explain that a structure can grant its destruction because of `another' thing than itself, as it arrives in the sacrifice of martyrdom? How to explain that what is `between the lines' can become more important than the written text? How to explain that `what is' can be denied for `what must be'? How to explain that the `absent' can become more present than the `present'? How to explain that the answer can open the question and the question of the question ad infinitum?

Man speaks in the infinite opening. The last word can never be known as once and for all. No word is final. Each word is begun again. Incessantly other prospects are open for him. New possibilities request it. New words come up to face or contradict it… The human specificity would remain unintelligible without the difference and the new challenges of the difference. This differential animal that is man does not cease digging in the plenitude of what is naturally given for incessantly filling them and incessantly digging them again and again.

The specific human being emerges in gaping. Misery and greatness of man frustrated in his simple animal condition, exposed to create, by mediation of symbolic system, through the word, a world always other, always new. This symbolic space, the space of possibility and deployment of specific humanity in the rupture and the distance, represents a real scandal within the nature. How can such an emergence of the `not' in the middle of the large natural `yes' be explained? The animal is undoubtedly too full with animal being to be open to the spirit… To reach a higher order implies the immense crossing of a vacuum. Man, does not cease to experiment with this in a thousand manners. Our gaping opening is perverted when we refuse this authentically humanizing “poverty”.

Man is a being in great continuity with what is naturally given. Nevertheless he becomes only really comprehensible in rupture with it. The animal exhausts its possibilities in a symbiotic behaviour. Man as an animal does not escape this need. But it is not locked up there. Something in man refuses the installation inside limits. Man is an odd animal that the animal realm does not manage to contain. The animal is made for balance, man for the going beyond.

Out of… The animal has this extraordinary faculty to be completely at home in nature. It lives in absolute harmony with it. It says ‘yes’ without question and without the possibility of question, without suspicion and without the possibility of suspicion. It lives in an absolute `inside' without flaw. Why is man so different from all the other animals? Why can humans only be genuine in the infinite exodus of an “out”?

The paradox of human holds basically in the “trans”. On human reality that it affects, it confers at the same time a singular weakness and an extraordinary capacity of survival despite the vicissitudes of History.



01 Human Paradox
A paradoxal animal
Human paradox
In rupture
An animal in crisis
An animal 'less' (something)
Premature and naked
Child of the difference
Child of elsewhere
02 Verticality
Middle and extremes
Tropism to upwards
Divine instinct
The vertical living
Vertical interiority
The personal mystery
In strict immanence
03 Gaping Depths
Gaping deepness
Child of gaping
Gaping on an other order
Gaping of meaning
Gaping on the questioning
Gaping of matter
Gaping of existence
In vertical gaping
Negative anthropology
04 Sacral Difference
Sacral dimension
The sacral difference
Sacral crisis
The archaeological sacred
Sacral verticality
Hiero-tropic space-time
05 Human Environment
Human space
Closed and open
Curvature of space
Negative space
Space of the sense
Including and included
Between Alpha and Omega
06 The Matrix of Humanity
Child of a culture
Human matrix
Culture and cultures
Master speech
Refusing the enclosures
07 The Spirit
The spiritual reality
How define it?
Going through
The spirit says no
08 Spiritual Breath
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Master and possessor of sense
10 The Reason
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Structure and sense
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
To run here and there
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
12 Systems Analysis
The system
Systemic operation
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
We sinned
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
15 Through Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
State of grace
18 History
Emergence of History
Impossible totalizing
Trans-historic verticality
The sense in exodus
Between Alpha and Omega
19 Fertile Confrontation
Singular adventure
Dialectical gestation
Two revolutions
A long gestation
20 Progress
What is progress?
Source of The progress
Exponential acceleration
The tool of progrès
Why it isn't working
Wedged exponential growth
Progressive illusion
21 Schizoid
Tautological speech
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
22 The Other One
The other one
To tell the other one
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
24 Through Scandal
Gaping mystery of evil
Trough distance
Congenital evil
Entropy in the human hearth
25 Agape
Gaping of Eros
Captive desire
Eros and Agape
Going down
Defeated entropy
26 God in You
Tropism for Agape
Bottomless bottom
Cleaning the sources
Let you fall
You fall into God