Negative anthropology

Theology known as `negative' undoubtedly is the approach doing the less violence to the truth of the divine mystery. It professes that what we deny of God is further away from the error than what we affirm. The divine ‘gaping' refuses mostly our concepts and stands up to our intellectual possibilities. Only a mystical approach, an approach by the vacuum, makes it possible to meet, in limits, the inexpressible mystery. So why not, analogically, speak about something like ‘negative anthropology’? Such an analogy is justified and is funded on the relationship of man with God, created as his image and resemblance, and revealed `divine' by grace. But one can also speak, and in the logic of our approach, of an anthropology of `gaping'. “Man passes man”, as noted by Pascal with relevance. The human mystery remains properly inexpressible. The human being is essentially `through'.

Negative anthropology is in deep intelligence with the `not', the ‘no’ contemporary with the appearance of mankind and his culture. Man arises in the rupture with an animal which becomes man only through this violence. Negative anthropology cannot say ‘yes’ if it’s not through a `no'. Its truth passes between the words and in the bursting of enclosures and labels. Beyond the accumulative mass of articulations, it points ‘towards’… Just don’t follow the imbecile who, according to the Chinese proverb, looks only at the finger when the wise points his index towards the moon!

It speaks in the gaping of the full. Negative anthropology shares out with silence. And yet it must be said too. While knowing that it can never be articulated into a complete speech buckled on itself. It speaks always ‘around’. It speaks in the gaping of fullness. It cultivates always its astonishing thought behind. With a smile! Like humour, negative anthropology starts by reading between the lines of the human phenomenon. With a smile!



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