Child of a culture

The human reality is child of the
difference and it does not cease generating differences. Thanks primarily to speech. The spoken word constitutes properly the relevant difference of humans in the middle of all other beings. Man pronounces an infinite verb metaphor which unceasingly carries infinitely beyond.

The countless cultures presuppose a
constituent matrix, a common matrix which gives rise to the universal human dimension. What can this matrix basically be? Is it identical to the logos, the archaeological Verb which generates the humans as human, the anthropogenous logos.
 
You find humans only where a culture exists. And there is no culture without the speech. This speech is multiform through space and time. A general-purpose speech made up as well by constructive gestures, by symbolic systems as by verbal sonorities. A speech at the same time material and ideal. A speech alternately and prophetic. There is no humanity without such a speech by which the human specificity is said while being constituted and constitutes itself while being said.



There is what
is given with the birth. There is what is given by conquest. This two dimensions support one another. The borders are indistinguishable. Man is absolutely unable to make an experiment of what would be simply biological without the spirit. Man is fundamentally a physico-bio-psycho-socio-spiritual unit. The biped and vertical posture is it a natural or a cultural phenomenon? In man matter is kneaded with spirit. In man the spirit embraces matter. In any form and on any level we try to determine them, already what is 'natural' appears with an index of 'culture', already the 'culture' does not exist without 'nature'.

The sense is only at home in a space of difference. Of such a space you can try to trace the coordinates. You find them in the four fundamental dynamics of the human project. Namely being-
oneself, being-towards, being-with and being-more. These four dynamics play amply through our lexicons, in form of the root-prefixes - In - Ex - Cum - Trans - which are also the dynamics of our verb.



A culture generates more and more differences. But already it is constituted starting from a concentration of differences. At the origin of the multiple historically appeared cultures there is a first requirement, although nonsufficient, something like a 'oasis' of human density, along a river, for example, or in a fertile plain. Any culture is inseparable from an agriculture which settels an increasing human concentration. No great culture was constituted without cereal, this miraculous concentrate of glucids, protids and lipids with its mineral salts and its vitamins…  

This concentrated human environment integrates a maximum of personal differences, since man is the only species where individualities are strongly different and are all the more strongly different as they form a greater community. It is such a community embracing a maximum of difference which becomes the source of an outstanding culture. Such a community concentration induces a whole series of other
diversifications and other intensifications such as for example the differentiation of tasks or the more intensive production of subsistence. It is always a concentrated difference and at the same time a differentiated concentration which makes up this explosive mixture provocating humanity.



The cultural matrix is the epistemological and pragmatic space which defines, for a given humanity and at a given time, the reference frames and the coordinates of knowledge and action, always conditioned according to possibilities and impossibilities. Concretely it says that intelligibility and feasibility, science and technology, comprehension and creation, function always inside certain limits and certain determinations.

Each culture, each cultural moment, conceals epistemological and pragmatic obstacles, i.e. resistances to what is thinkable and practicable. These resistances refuse at the same time their setting in light. No culture is conscious of its own obstacles. It is only starting from the outside that they are revealed. From an other culture. Or from an other prophetic look.


Epistemological and pragmatic revolutions make up the rupture of such or such an obstacle in a given cultural space-time. At the same time, they open a new space and a new way for systemic readjustments.






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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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