The fourth dimension

The authentic dialectical possibility implies a double opening and thus a double rupture, a horizontal one and a vertical one. The horizontal opening of the
differential otherness. The vertical opening of the transcendent otherness. The first opens the difference between the 'same' and the 'other'. The second opens the difference of the difference, i.e. transcendence.



The authentic dialectics refuses to be let trapped by horizontal totalizing. It knows a
fourth term which means its permanent explosiveness.

A
two stroke dialectics perpetuates an oscillating motion, for example the simply binary 'dialectics' of Chinese 'yin' and 'yang', without vertical difference and without a third term. Something like an infinite oscillation between 'in' and 'ex', the two terms balancing according to an infinitely complex mutuel penetrability. Such a movement from imbalance to balance and from balance to imbalance ist just putting rhythm into the eternal being.

A
three stroke dialectics of Hegelian or Marxist type explains true movement but tends finally towards enclosure in a third term. 'In' goes through its difference 'ex' and finds itself at home in 'cum'. A real process of otherness
is thus possible there. However this third term, even if it is able to start again a new triad, remains a kind of result. A fullness is given in the synthesis of 'cum'. One differential movement is brought to end. An other one takes over. But the total dialectical movement is finally nothing else than a summation of particular unities of movement and so remains trapped in horizontal totalizing.

Only a
four stroke dialectics can proceed in an infinite opening through an infinite going beyond. It knows a fourth term meaning its permanent explosiveness. The movement is never stopped by 'cum'. It can go infinitely through 'trans'.

Only this fourth dimension of transcendence can confer to the dialectical process its real dynamics, its infinite dynamics. Only by this fourth dimension dialectics become more than a simply rational mechanism. This fourth dialectical moment is that of the infinite Exodus.


This 'trans' hurts where the human reality cannot reach its plenitude by itself. It bursts tirelessly the horizon of the immanent euphorias. Without it, however, there is no authentic humanity. Because man is the being in exodus which risks the 'other' in the ceaseless negation of 'same'. Provoking difference, embracing difference, transcending difference.


 


To hold the dialectical process until the end is almost impossible. Already the dialectical process itself will be dialectically distended, according to its double heritage, between a double polarity:
the opening to the infinite otherness: the enclosure in the totalizing of identity. Hegel, too charmed by the system and the totalizing to keep the dialectics with its dynamics of rupture and its infinite opening of otherness, succumbs finally to the temptation of the enclosure. Enclosure of the identification of reality and rationality and enclose of the totalizing of the dialectical process in immanence.

Scandal of this fourth dimension and greatness however! By it, the reason is crucified and provoked by the painful going beyond of itself. At the same time it confers immortality where dead is promised. Paradox of 'trans'! It is simultaneously extremely weak and extremely powerful. On the human reality it affects, it confers at the same time a singular weakness and an extraordinary capacity of survival despite the vicissitudes of history. The history of Israel, for four thousand years, has been there to testify.

The modern dialectics is happy with just the first opening. It functions primarily in the three terms: thesis, antithesis, synthesis, this triad being able to be repeated and continued from level to level. But even in this repetitiveness the third term, the 'synthesis', means each time an arrival with result. You have just to take again this triad which is to some extent self-sufficient. Repetition achieves the work. The synthesis becoming thesis to which a newantithesis is opposed, and so on. The process makes differences follow differences; it does not open the difference of the difference.


 
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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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