Progress

Substitute of the Christian Hope, the new hope is called 'Progress'. With a Capital letter. It surpasses the 'fact' of progress to become an 'ideology'. Even dominant ideology. The belief in progress is the cardinal belief of modernity. That during centuries the only form of unbelief that modernity does not tolerate is precisely that one which questions this faith in progress, proves well where the 'available believable' of modernity took refuge.

The 'progress', dogma central of the dominant belief, is primarily an exponential curve of growth along historical time. Which growth? All the progressive euphorias start from a unanimous answer: it is the possible of man who grows. All 'the' possible man!



 This possible, however, is reduced by our modernity to what is 'feasible'. And as the space of feasible is immediately that of 'having', 'progress' started to play essentially the growth of all kind of possession. Well, every thing done by art can be stockpiled. And when you manage it well, it produces with time a growing sum. Plus added to plus produces an ever larger increase. On the other hand you get the sense. You cannot stockpile it. It returnes always back to its eternal beginning. As an always current decision, it is each time a kind of new creation. Its essential discontinuity refuses the continuous summation. It is thus Irretrievable for the 'progress'.

Making the economy of 'being', the human project slips thus on the side of 'having'. The manufacturer project tends to be identified with its essential project. The values of sense are intermingled with the values of articulation and more and more lose their soul. A triumph of the 'manufacturer'! Facturer of tools and forger of artifice. Facturer of texture. Facturer-forger of text. Forger of an adulterated 'sense'. 'Progressivism' is finally only the ideological superstructure of a gigantic infrastructural system creator of a big exponential 'tool'.

Insofar as humanity has buckled itself in a schizoid loop, the irreducible human transcendence had to find an available vector to be put on. 'Progress' is nothing else than transcendence invested in the immanence of the vector of historical temporality.

From the 18th century up the category of 'progress' will feed a whole mythology: the myth of technical-scientist progress is identified with total progress of mankind; the myth of scientific intelligibility is identified with absolute intelligibility, and logically, consequently, you got the myth of the superiority of the inventive Western man and holder of the mechanist effectiveness. Is it a worse myth than this one which puts on scientific character?


 


News 'faith'. News 'religion'. The euphoria becomes Messianic. Here you get atheistic eschatology. The murderous will to remove the Father is not absent from those audacities. Didn't he have to be killed, this Judeo-Christian
Father? His values, asserted often under different denominations, have to be recovered for the only euphoria of man in secular enclosure. Without it you cannot get a 'clear conscience' nor any sortability. From now on virtue and science want to be embraced for the increasing euphoria in the immensity of our cave. Virtue and science. Matter and spirit. Knowledge and conscience. Technique and culture. Arts and morality. Politics and economic situation… In short, the whole human possibility.

To be the carrier of the new hope you need a type of new man. Who else could be invested for such a mission if not, first of all, the 'healthy' man, in all and whole meanings of the term, a man nourishing the desire and the dream of a growing number of human beings. Typically the '
middle-class' man, the 'bourgeois'. A concrete possibility was necessary for that. This possibility was given through a series of industrial and scientific revolutions.
 

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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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