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.

 

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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
 
 
 
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