Curvature of space
The medieval perspective was off-center. The modern one got centered. Every thing is set `in perspective' starting from man, center, point of view, critical look, embracing look. So man is curving a horizon. Chances are that this can also be an illusion.
Following the example of his Judeo-Christian Father, human subjectivity is getting creative of itself as of every thing. Seen from the center the horizon seems to open infinitely. Seen from the 'outside' it encloses a limited field. Thus starts an enormous misunderstanding of our modernity. Isn't such an enclosure of our space also likely to be our prison? It depends from where you are situated. Inside or outside?
The curvature of our modern space is obviously 'positive'. The parallels always meet. Of a point taken out of the immanence no prospect is possible which does not converge finally towards the immanence. A world sums up in closed immanence. And this total sum is increasingly larger than... The 'positive' curvature of space traps to some extent all its contents. In such a space infinity gets buckled in finiteness and transcendence in immanence.
In the space of modern anthropocentric curvature every thing tends to be positively curved and closes on itself. A same gravitational space with a lot of centers of gravity each of them pretending to be the sole one. The 'absolute' horizon of modernity circumscribes 'relative' ones which tend to be absolute! A multitude of entities, more or less 'abstractions', as for example: class, State, property, money, power, economics, and so on.
In the space of each singular domain reigns optimism. Their plurality, however, induces confrontations. Civil wars. National wars. Wars of religion. Unless like Montaigne we foresee their essential relativity and continue to live, stoically, with skepticism and relativism. A kind of 'Docta ignorantia' so different however from that of Nicolas Cusanus two centuries before.
In the two different spaces 'convergence' and 'divergence' induce the two essential categories that are the 'same' and the 'other'.
It is known that the 'copernician revolution' reverses the antique image of the world. Our earth is not any more the center of the celestial sphere. From now on it revolves, simple planet among other planets, around a new center. An identical 'revolution' takes place in the ratio between being and knowing. What was center is put into orbit. What was satellite is put at the center. Hitherto the being was central. The being, i.e. the thing to be known, the objective real thing preexisting its seizure by man. From now on it is the knowing which is made center, i.e. the knowing ego. Previously the thinkable and the possible of man was defined by the being. From now on it is the being which is defined by the thinkable and the possible of man.
The consequence of this 'revolution' is infinitely heavy. It attributes to the thinkable and to the possible of man a new space of gravitation and a new center of gravity. From here up you will get gradually a multitude of inversions. From transcendence to immanence. From infinity to finiteness. From the absolute to the relative. From being to phenomenon. From logos to chatter. From value to affect. From objectivity to subjectivity. From sense to structure. From the truth to the simple non-contradiction. From Light to enlightening…
From now on the human space revolves around the SAME of itself.
|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|