Between Alpha and Omega

We never exist but 'between'. Between borders delimiting our epistemological and pragmatic possibilities. It is there, in our 'middle' between 'extremes', that we endeavor to know and act. It is there that spreads our science and our technology. It is there that we build and organize our world.

So many mysteries surround us and so many questions, already in the field of the simple material nature. Is the universe really system, mega-system, or is it an irreducible scattered plurality? Are our epistemological possibilities regarding the universe total or simply regional? Is the universe, may it be total or regional, understandable in a homogeneous or in a heterogeneous way? What is really 'matter'? What is energy? What is space-time? Is time absolutely irreversible? Is the cosmos unique or is there a plurality of worlds? Is this possible plurality basically complementary or is it antagonistic? Do there exist anti-universes? Are the interactions we know (and we unify) the only interactions?

Are today's principles of scientific intelligibility, conquered on not-scientists or prescientific intelligibilities, absolute or only transitory? Is the space of our scientific intelligibility homogeneous and governed right through by the same type of intelligibility, as today's science postulates it? Which is the probability of future radical epistemological revolutions? In relation to the totality, is there only one order of intelligibility or are there several orders? Are there today stammering not-sciences which can be tomorrow more scientific sciences than our current ones?

And further, still more fundamentally, these questions at the frontiers of our physical world. Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the act of being? What is existence? What is creation? What is necessity? What is chance?

And even further. What is spirit? What is reason? What about the requirement for rationality? What about the mystery of speaking? What about the possible questioning ad infinitum? What is value? What is truth? What about the infinite critical possibility of the spirit? What about the irrepressible protestation for justice? Why the human gaping?

Our obviousness and our questioning remains floating in the middle of 'between'.

Thus the scientific reason, for example, is like a 'bubble' floating on infinity. Its spherical coherence occupies the vast space of the middle. The extremes are excluded from it. Which sense, however, can it have, the middle, without its extremes?  



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