To be born human is it enough being generated in the womb of a woman? Nature generates each living being according to its species in a specific matrix. But is the 'natural' matrix of mankind enough to generate authentically this 'child of elsewhere' which is called man? The 'biological' matrix is certainly an indispensable condition. Is it a sufficient one? For example, what becomes of a human kid left alone in nature? What is left properly 'human' in a kid brought up by wolves? He is neither man nor completely wolf. A monster rather!
When leaving his natural matrix, man does nothing but babble his humanity. The biological matrix generates yet only the precondition. To give rise to authentic humanity, another matrix is essential. How can we characterize this 'different' matrix? But didn't we already indicate it when speaking about human space? It is a vital space you can just as easily call 'cultural space' in which the human animal continues its onto-genesis on the side of the 'other' one. Authentic maternity and authentic paternity are thus less procreative than educational, in the strongest meaning of the word and the nearest to etymology. Ex-ducere. To lead out of… Very far 'out of' and never stopping going out.
The relevant difference of humanity, its specific difference from the remainder of living creatures, the difference which identifies man, this is the logos, the verb metaphor which carries infinitely beyond. By it the human reality is exposed 'out of' and involved in an never finishing adventure. What would be the world if it remained prisoner of silence? To speak is initially to break the eternal silence of the world. The emergence of man means this rupture. With the speaking of man every thing starts speaking. The whole surrounding world becomes 'speaking'.
The speech… Is there one possibility which does not imply it? Without it, what would remain from thought, from imagination, from perception, from feeling? Without the speech… You can try to imagine ultimately an eternal and absolute silence. But it is still, it is always, a speaking silence! And what about if it were kept absolutely and eternally silent? Thus remains absolutely nothing… nothing… nothing… This conditional is heavy of absurdity. But without the speech absurdity itself would not make sense. Nothing would make sense. Nothing would exist. What would be the being immersed in an impenetrable silence? Nothing would be, even not 'nothing' since 'nothing' itself still needs to be said. Already is the speech. Always, already, is the speech. You cannot circumvent its not-being. Speech is there when being arises. Originally is the Word.
Man is a speaking being. He is saying and says himself through this saying. The human condition is a creation of the verb. At the same time the verb is human creation. The circle is vicious only in monologue. On the other hand it gets infinitely fertile in the dialogue. Here the criterion is still between 'closed' and 'open'. The human being is child of difference. It does not cease generating differences, thanks primarily to the speech. Humanity does not existe without this speech by which man signifies himself by signifying his culture. This differential speech, this cultural speech decides man because man decides to utter the verb which gives sense and meaning to his world and by the way giving sense and meaning to himself.
|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|