Structure and sense

Traditionally the 'form' (idea, plan, grammar, etc.) was thought as a power of its kind imposing its order on the 'matter'. From now emerges the disturbing question: why wouldn't life be reduced to just a highly complexed 'structure'? Give me chance and necessity, the structure will make the rest!

The concept of 'structure', becoming a cardinal concept in the modern knowledge, delivers any thing to articulation, dis-articulation and the re-articulation
. In the certainty that every thing depends on a vast combinatorics and can be constructed and de-constructed, theoretically and pragmatically, intelligibly and effectively, in the strict transparent exteriority of space and time.




The concept of 'structure' becomes a key-concept of modern intelligibility. Released from anthropomorphic projections, forsaking the metaphysical plan, it operates the passage from ontology to logic, from being to the understandable relation. A calculable logical ratio, translatable into a mathematical function.

Through something like a 'psychoanalysis' of 'matter' remains only a resistant '
structure'. Every thing else seems to evaporate!

Here, for instance, is water. I can describe this 'matter': water is an odourless and a colourless liquid, etc. I can simply use it for drinking, washing, etc. I can evoke its symbolic richness as fertilizing and regenerating water. I can try to explain it while going back to increasingly small parts, droplets of water, water particles, etc. By doing this I do not leave the tautological assertion that water is water, simply affected by qualities which evoke its richness for me.

Here is H-O-H. It is the same water, but so to speak in its nudity. A simple formula. Through it water becomes understandable. Not any more 'essence' but pure structure
. Simple logical ratio which translates the molecular structure of water and which delivers at the same time its law of construction. H and O are not first hydrogen and oxygen meaning substantial 'components'. They are at first symbols like other symbols of mathematical type. No doubt these symbols are not pure abstractions and refer indeed to 'something' which exists in nature where hydrogen and oxygen can be met concretely like two bodies. But this 'something' transcends the 'thing' to seek itself, beyond itself, in new formulas, in new structures.


 

 

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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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