The human reality in rupture

Certainly it is in continuity. What is urgent however today is to insist on the rupture. The human reality is in rupture of intelligibility and rupture of being. There is abruptly a threshold, a rupture of level, the emergence of a gigantic ‘contradiction’ in the middle of a large ‘diction'.

In the Judeo-Christian space, man occupies a unique place among all the beings of the universe. This place is refused to him today. He is no longer this special citizen of elsewhere. He is just an animal of the branch of the vertebrates and the class of the mammals who appeared through evolution in the natural history of life, He is not marked any more by the untouchable sacral mystery. The understanding of himself is locked within the strict limits of nature, becoming an increasingly easy to handle object of knowledge and power.

Today one would like to ‘reduce’ the human being, and bring it back into the ‘bubble’ of our power and knowledge. Chance and necessity want to be from now on the key words of the intelligence of the emergence of man. The chance governs sudden appearance. The necessity manages what emerged. The chance makes madly spring up the being in the nudity of its contingency and its factitiousness. The necessity articulates what sprung up according to a necessary order. The chance is in the structure of the genetic code, chemically arbitrary, resulting from a series of arbitrary choices which enriched it little by little. The necessity lies in the natural laws which govern the physicochemical structures and phenomena and, therefore, guarantee to the accidental weathering or the microscopic accident to be accurately retorted and translated.

Vitalism lost his ‘soul’. In less than two centuries the `mystery' of life is handed over to the strictly materialistic articulation. Life is just increasing complexity of the matter.

The rich complexity of the human being is reducible, all the same as that of any living being, to a `structure' which functions thanks to the combinative articulation of simple elements. It is a question of bringing back the human reality at the lowest common denominator, ‘common’, i.e. with the remainder of the nature itself reduced to its simple biological and material dimension. The difference buckled in the dull reign of the ‘same’!

From now on man is not more but one chapter of a natural history. Simply a species among other species in evolution! He is no more this particular living being which occupied its privileged place in a system of natural classification, i.e. of a hierarchical order, a reflection of the eternal wisdom of the Creator. The hierarchical discontinuity makes place for continuity of life through time. The human being, like each `species', represents nothing but one kind of historical accident of a genealogy of life. Only one provisional structure at a given time of the evolution… A child of a purely chemical adventure… A residue of a primitive soup… A product of self-buckling loops? Man, today, does not seem to be able to understand himself differently than by buckling the loop of his immanence.

The animal exhausts its possibilities in a symbiotic behaviour. The man as an animal does not escape this need. But he is not locked up there. Something in man refuses the installation inside limits. Man is an odd animal that the animal realm does not manage to contain.

Human specificity would not be intelligible without the difference and the going beyond of the difference. This differential animal, the human being, does not cease digging holes in the plenitude of what is naturally given, tirelessly filling them and tirelessly still digging them.



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
The spirit says no
08 Spiritual Breath
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Master and possessor of sense
10 The Reason
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Structure and sense
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
To run here and there
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
12 Systems Analysis
The system
Systemic operation
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
We sinned
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
15 Through Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
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
Two revolutions
A long gestation
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
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
22 The Other One
The other one
To tell the other one
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
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