The system

Before trying to understand the human system, let us get a feeling of a system in general. The structural atom of a system is a not-buckled micro-system. Its more simple expression is that of an 'electronic valve', a transistor, for example. It has three 'doors': an
entry, an exit and a line of order. One applies a physical magnitude to the entry. Another physical magnitude appears at the exit according to the applied physical magnitude. Entry, exit and line of order are thus like three doors which open the system on the outside.



From the simplest
micro-system to the most complex of macro-systems, and whatever its degree of systemic interlocking, it is a function which characterizes a system. And these functions can be of an incredible diversity. The function of the 'included' system is determined each time by the function of the more 'including' system. Thus, for example, the function of a factory of cars is to produce saleable cars. Such a system governs a multitude of other subordinated systems, whose functions are to produce tires, projects, electronic circuits, studies of new models, cylinder heads of engines, etc. But this factory is itself in interaction with other systems, even more 'including' ones, like the international market, the mentality of humans vis-a-vis the car, the energy production, etc.

It is the program which represents the complex function of a system. A flux which can be of matter, of energy or of information enters the system, undergoes a transformation ordered by the function and comes out transformed at the exit. The nature, the form, the quantity at the entry and at the exit depend on the complexity of the system and the nature of the fluxes. The value 'function' always implies the equivalent of a program whose complexity depends on the complexity of the function itself. This program can be invariable and the system then is regarded as programmed. It can also be variable according to the needs of the moment and come each time to it from the outside, through one of the entries. The system is then known as programmable
.



Systemic intelligibility functions by
modelling. You have recourse to a model of operation which is a 'machine', here a complex machine, a not-mechanist one, a machine of a cybernetic type with its self-controlled interactions.

A
system as system is closed only in extreme cases, at the lower limit of the simple structure, at the higher limit of the totality. Between the two, it is the opening
which characterizes the system.

A system is momentarily considered closed only in its abstract 'insulation', necessary to be studied and understood. Whatever its level of integration in systemic totality and its degree of possible relative autonomy, 'a' system can thus be abstract of this total integration and considered in itself. But at the same time you have to disregard this methodological 'enclosure'.



The system returns to the system. The system does not return to the elementary parts. There is like an
interactive interlocking of the systems from smallest on to the largest. Between the smallest possible micro-system and the totality of the cosmic macro-system, 'a' system is each time a set which functions between other sets. So functions nature as a solidarity of tangled up systems. On each systemic level, there are thus an entry and an exit in interactive connection with the entries and the exits of the other systems, included and including ones, for the ceaseless exchange of flows of food, of elimination, of information, of regulation, of programming…




Human realities, spiritual realities, are understood through the paradigm of natural and material realities. It is necessary to start by reflecting on what is an
ecosystem and how it is threatened with death when opening is refused to it. The total human space, our large 'house' - oïkos in Greek - which integrates the systems of our earth in interdependent unit and in interaction is called ecosystem. An ecosystem is closed in relation to the elements. This means that it functions with a finished quantity of material possibilities. The ecosystem has to balance its assessment. On the other hand it is open in relation to energy.

Between the
hot source of the residual heat of 'Big Bang' and the cold well of the 'Black Fund' of space there is a potential difference which makes the ecosystem function . At the 'entry' the energy received by the sun, the gravity and the internal heat of the earth goes in. At the 'exit' the energy degraded in irremediable heat goes out. Between the two, there is the used energy. The geological, biological and climatological processes function in the systemic interaction of the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere and the biosphere. The flow of energy is irreversible but relatively inexhaustible (until the end of the world!). On the other hand, the chemical elements are of finished number and their recycling is limited by time. Recycling is the base of the operation of the ecosystem and the regulation of its balance. Thanks to this principle of economy a finished quantity of matter is intended for an indefinite renewal and a creativity without end. In other words, the ecosystem prohibits all 'extravagance'.

The biosphere functions in interaction with large dynamic tanks which are the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and the lithosphere. The interactive regulation between the various 'spheres' is of an incredible complexity. The regulators play at variable intervals. The large tanks limit the abrupt variations thanks to their 'buffer effect'. Every thing contributes to the homeostatic balance of the system.

The ecosystem calls an
ecology, the 'logos' invited in our 'oïkos', the reason invited in our house. It comes to one when we become aware that our wells are blocked and our sources polluted. It comes when the radiant energy fluxes are made insufficient and that the tanks are getting empty. It comes when the street garbage men become insufficient. It comes when we feel living above the possibilities of provisioning and recycling our earth. It comes and forces us to reflect on our fences
and the necessity of openings.
 

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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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