The spirit says 'no'
The spirit, the big antagonistic, says 'no'. A 'protestant' in the middle of the reign of homo animalis. Man becomes man only through this act of protestation. The spirit of man says 'no'. Can it say that by itself? Can it say it without the Spirit?
All is given in this 'no'. All remains to be conquered and to be spread out. Gradually. Dialectically. If the 'same' never says 'no' to itself, something 'other' will never be. If he refuses to open itself to the other, to face it, to cross it, it will remain for ever nothing than itself. Enclosed in itself. Trapped. There must be faults and rifts to save it from itself. It needs gaping to open it into other possibilities. Its vulnerability gives it the chance of otherness.
The spirit says 'no' and stands back. There is no understanding without refusal. It is the spirit which puts every thing into the distance where it creates a new text, a new world.
Just consider how many ruptures are needed so that, for example, intelligibility can emerge in the middle of the sensitive realm, through feeling, perception, images, symbols, concepts, ideas. Ruptures of what is given sensitively in the feeling and the emotion, to become understandable through perception, language, judgment, reasoning. Ruptures of what is first given in a confused manner to become clear and distinguished. Rupture from subjectivity to objectivity. Rupture from contingency to universability. And a lot more.
The spirit asserts itself as autonomous in the middle of the heteronomous natural reality. This assertion is at the same time dissension, protest, refusal. For example, staying to truth for nothing else than the truth, even if that hurts me, even if this is disavantageous for me, even if I have to think against the whole world! Thinking is a revolutionary act.
From now on two worlds meet and are placed side by side. A world such as it is in its simple being-there. An other one, of another kind. A world with other values. A world with other reasons. A world with other objectives. A world of infinite openess.
|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|