The house of sense
Tell me the house you are living in and I will tell you who you are. Human reality isn't really at home if not in this original space which is the 'house of sense'. Here man is born. Here he lives. Here he grows up. Not only physically!
The house of the sense in which we live from day to day is not first a large house. It rather resembles a house made at our measure where we find ourselves really 'at home'. You need a hurricane which shakes its bases and devastates the closed grounds to feel dependant on a broader environment. The space of sense we are breathing in needs to be shaken so we feel taken into a larger including space.
A shock or an upheaval ejects us out of our daily certainty. A catastrophe, an accident, a failure expels us out of the 'middle' to be projected towards the 'extremes'. When the bridges are burned, then remains an extreme gaping where the sense can be given absolutely. Large 'conversions' testify of that.
The sense in the sense... There is always a broader sense - a more including sense - which carries our actual sense. One can also express that while distinguishing between the 'constituted' sense, that one which is currently and effectively mine or ours, and the 'constituting' sense, namely the dynamics which makes possible, which generates and which carries the constituted sense.
The sense is not from nothing. Every sense is always given starting from a larger and more fundamental sense. The simple possibility of saying: “it is absurd” presupposes such an including possibility of sense.
Today we are likely to lose the Sense. There was never a civilization so rich in cultural productions as our modern one. A proliferation of 'constituted' sense. But it misses the 'constituent' one. Never was the risk of spiritual asphyxia so threatening as today.
The sense of sense, two differential appoaches:
The various levels of sense fit into each other. A 'why' is not necessarily an ultimate 'why'. It remains still and still the 'why' of 'why'. Each constituted sense lives thus by grace of a constituent sense.
Trying to carry out the thought until its extreme end does not go without finally giving up in front of an ultimate including Sense. Which is this including? Nature? Chance? Necessity? Reason? God? Fundamentally each philosophy orbits around one of this absolute includings.
More shouting has made the need for an ecology of sense today . We believed our spiritual system could function in strict enclosure and buckled in schizoid autoproductive autonomy. We wanted to be masters and owners of the total system itself. Much more, masters and owners also of its hot source and of its cold well. Masters and owners thus of all its potential difference, that is of all its creative spiritual energy.
It is impossible that immanence buckled into strict immanence can produce something else than tautological redundancy. Man needs more than man to become really human. He needs the Other one. He needs the great vertical Difference. He needs God.
But the world is slow to risk its safety measures of immanence. He prefers to articulate ad infinitum his installed certainty, resisting his transfiguration.
What our modernity, trapped by its schizoid enclosure and its sedentary vision of happiness is so passionately unable to understand, a glance through Passover, a new-born glance, perceives it in great simplicity. God loves the being in its crossing of nothing. God likes creation being re-created. God loves man's resuscitating.
Modernity, however, insists. Greatness of man? But what a strange greatness which must pass through its 'other' dimension! Rather alienation! And to protest for man. All man. Only man.
Total man, maybe. However aren't we today culturally promoting a man who wants to be total - more total than ever - and whom, very curiously, are prohibited at the same time the vital openings and the essential dimensions? Our project of humanity becomes so much obsessed by its total realization that we forget the faults against the totality of the project itself. Rather than to achieve even partially our totality, we prefer to carry out completely our partiality.
|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|