A paradoxical animal

An animal properly abnormal if one considers only the standards of the simple biological life. Something like a negation in the middle of the massive vital assertion. We cannot buckle the loop of the animal realm
without denying ourselves. The authentic human element is in exodus.

What is mankind? In face of this simple issue, our modernity is literally put to the question. After having despaired of the essences, the concept of humanity - but the other important concepts like life, death, justice, and much more, suffer from the same precariousness - risk to be never more than the truncated sum of a particular and partial perspective, nothing more than a vibration of an ideological fashion, just a resonance in the cultural space or an echo from the dominating speech. In short, this low common denominator of the greatest number and the statistical average is nothing more than a mimetic consensus on a minimum of `humanity'. A very big risk to short-circuit essential human dimensions!

Paradoxical intelligibility of the human being who is so much in continuity with what is naturally ‘given’ and who however becomes really comprehensible only in rupture with it!

It could seem - and etology encourages this - that the specific human reality can finally be reduced to the biological reality just simply transposed or sublimated. Something like an efflorescence appeared by evolution as an epiphenomenon of a reality basically and through and through of the same order. The naturalist intelligibility wanting to be in strict continuity with the “same one” can be right at 99%. The astounding is the remaining less than 1%. It is a small remainder which however opens an infinity. Little David who finally overrides the giant Goliath! To the human animal it confers a singular weakness and at the same time an extraordinary dynamics of survival despite the vicissitudes of evolution and history.

When a little weak prophetic voice emerges on the vast expanse of the materialist “Id” to begin babbling “I” then the new world of the spirit opens, the world of the the person and of freedom. And this is finally victorious of the totalitarian reductionism.

From there the naturalist vitalism manages to devalue human specificity and to regard the spirit as the contradictor of the soul, the ‘anima’, the animal. By doing so they are not completely wrong on the dimension of ‘weakness’ of the human condition, so much different from the quiet and powerful animal ‘certainty’. But precisely isn't this why the human being must refuse in order to be authentically human?

Man is like a wound in the flank of nature. Scandalous negativity and greatness together! In this way the human realm is provoked for going beyond of its animal reality. Without this fundamental gaping chasm how could man think? Without it would mankind be mankind?


 


Singular human condition which is really at home only where it is not yet! Man passes man infinitely. How could one summarize better the human coondition is in the state of exodus than by this aphorism of Pascal? Man is out of himself. Man is ahead of himself, very, very far ahead of himself.  

 

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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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