The human reality in rupture
Certainly it is in continuity. What is urgent however today is to insist on the rupture. The human reality is in rupture of intelligibility and rupture of being. There is abruptly a threshold, a rupture of level, the emergence of a gigantic ‘contradiction’ in the middle of a large ‘diction'.
In the Judeo-Christian space, man occupies a unique place among all the beings of the universe. This place is refused to him today. He is no longer this special citizen of elsewhere. He is just an animal of the branch of the vertebrates and the class of the mammals who appeared through evolution in the natural history of life, He is not marked any more by the untouchable sacral mystery. The understanding of himself is locked within the strict limits of nature, becoming an increasingly easy to handle object of knowledge and power.
Today one would like to ‘reduce’ the human being, and bring it back into the ‘bubble’ of our power and knowledge. Chance and necessity want to be from now on the key words of the intelligence of the emergence of man. The chance governs sudden appearance. The necessity manages what emerged. The chance makes madly spring up the being in the nudity of its contingency and its factitiousness. The necessity articulates what sprung up according to a necessary order. The chance is in the structure of the genetic code, chemically arbitrary, resulting from a series of arbitrary choices which enriched it little by little. The necessity lies in the natural laws which govern the physicochemical structures and phenomena and, therefore, guarantee to the accidental weathering or the microscopic accident to be accurately retorted and translated.
Vitalism lost his ‘soul’. In less than two centuries the `mystery' of life is handed over to the strictly materialistic articulation. Life is just increasing complexity of the matter.
complexity of the human being is reducible, all the same as that of any living
being, to a `structure' which functions thanks to the combinative articulation
of simple elements. It is a question of bringing back the human reality at the
lowest common denominator, ‘common’, i.e. with the remainder of the nature
itself reduced to its simple biological and material dimension. The difference
buckled in the dull reign of the ‘same’!
From now on man is not more but one chapter of a natural history. Simply a species among other species in evolution! He is no more this particular living being which occupied its privileged place in a system of natural classification, i.e. of a hierarchical order, a reflection of the eternal wisdom of the Creator. The hierarchical discontinuity makes place for continuity of life through time. The human being, like each `species', represents nothing but one kind of historical accident of a genealogy of life. Only one provisional structure at a given time of the evolution… A child of a purely chemical adventure… A residue of a primitive soup… A product of self-buckling loops? Man, today, does not seem to be able to understand himself differently than by buckling the loop of his immanence.
The animal exhausts its possibilities in a symbiotic behaviour. The man as an animal does not escape this need. But he 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.
Human specificity would not be intelligible without the difference and the going beyond of the difference. This differential animal, the human being, does not cease digging holes in the plenitude of what is naturally given, tirelessly filling them and tirelessly still digging them.
|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 DIS-tinction The spirit says no Dialectics||08 Spiritual Breath Breathing Spiritual energy Making sense To signify Sense is through gaping Speech and language Symbol Faith||09 The Sense of Sense The Sense The space of the sense The house of the sense Including and included sense Confinement Master and possessor of sense|
|10 The Reason Science Constituted and constituent Scientific dialectics Bubble Between Structure and sense||11 The Meaning Demiurge of the significances Through To run here and there Mechanism Trough articulation Articulable matter||12 Systems Analysis Systemics The system Systemic operation Energy Tanks|
|13 Oïkology Impossible closing Systemic totality The house of the spirit Ecology We sinned||14 Exodus Spiritual adventure Out of safety measures Out of the cave Logos in exodus||15 Through Difference Difference Starting from difference Crossing the duality A logic of crossing Chance|
|16 Dialectics Going through 'no' Fundamental dynamics Dia-logos The fourth dimension Passover dialectics||17 Alliance Broken Alliance Rupture of the bond The prodigal son Atheism 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 Antithesis Two revolutions Exponents A long gestation Explosiveness||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 Idealism Master and possessor Flirt with nothingness God driven out Without the Father Without recourse Psychosis|
|22 The Other One Arising The other one Exposed To tell the other one||23 Adventurers Components and exponents Adventurers of eschatology Today||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||Autor|