Science

A space where cohabit contradictory obviousnesses is irrational. A rational space, on the other hand, is a space where everything converges towards a radical non-contradiction. In other words, a coherent space. Humanity does not cease conquering such spaces. See, for example, the gigantic 'scientific' effort in our Occident.

With the coherence of a space - and even of several spaces - there remains however the problem of the
total space of knowledge and praxis of humanity. An absolute space, indeed, includes necessary every particular space. The same applies to the absolute coherence which cannot exclude any regional or insular coherence.

The reason is necessarily absolutely
including
. Our actually constituted rationalities, however, remain always compartmental and provincial. On this side only of an 'absolute absolute'.


 


It is in its reason's nature to be conquering. It cannot repudiate its natural 'imperialism' without denying itself.

The reason is by itself the sovereign judge of possibility and impossibility. Norm of possibility and impossibility, the reason means thus the limit of human freedom. In it, indeed, freedom opens a quasi infinite field, but reason remains itself the ultimate including necessity for freedom.

It is between the double necessity of being - already is not the non-being! - and of reason that opens the space for the human possibility, that is a space where man can articulate ad infinitum the new world of human culture.

'Science' is not simply
made up or
constituted science, that is the imposing building of the whole of concepts, knowledge, methods, laws and theories. The state of science at a given time of its process is never but one relative and revisable state. Behind constituted sciences works the constituent science, that is the living conquest of the scientific reason. A never completed adventure of scientific intelligibility.



Science is a logically and rationally coherent construction which holds its truth and its certainty of this coherence itself. Science is a construction. It is not an illumination of a transcendent mystery. It is not either a reflection or a photography of reality. It is construction in the passive and active meaning of the term. Not an absolute entity but the fruit of a work, of a
human work. The truth of this construction comes neither from its conformity to 'reality'', nor of its practical effectiveness, but from its own dialectically progressive process towards logical and rational coherence. Science on the move is itself its own verification. There is thus an internal critical approach of the totalizing process which guarantees the truth of the process itself. The scientific reason operates critically its own validation.

Science is built up while postulating a certain space of intelligibility. This space is totalitarian. Nothing, in principle, escapes this intelligibility, even if, in fact, temporarily, there remains a mystery on remote regions. This space is coherent: the same type of intelligibility governs it right through. This space is homogeneous: inside there is no rupture of intelligibility. This space is structural: it does not relate on being but on structures articulable according to calculable ratios. This space is deterministic: the relationship between the parts and the relationship between the whole and the parts is necessary and results in logical-mathematical relations; even the 'indeterminism' is treated in a deterministic way. This space is objective: it strictly carries on a 'what', exclusive of all 'project' and of all 'intention'. In such a space the assertions are basically hypothetical-deductive.


 


Does this space which science must absolutely postulate, under penalty of denying itself, recover the totality of any possible space of intelligibility? Can thus this totality constructed by science be identified with the absolute totality? Such was formerly the claim of the naive metaphysic presuppositions of scientism. Critique cannot be without revealing the scientific totalizing as itself included in a more including dimension. 'Regionalism' is a permanent temptation of the human spirit. We measure always the 'cosmos' with the measurement of our possibilities.

The Greeks founded mathematics and posed the mathematical ideal as principle of any science. Paradoxically the value of their discovery was going to play like obstacle and limit. Such was the seduction of the
idea that any compromising with its 'other', namely the concrete reality, seemed unthinkable. See the slow access of the various fields to the scientific statute. The more concrete they are the longer it took to access to this statute.



The demon of Laplace. 1812. With an optimism without limits Laplace had imagined a omniscient 'demon', an ideal observant who
would embrace the movements of the largest bodies of the universe and those of the lightest atom. For such an intelligence nothing would be dubious and the future like the past would be present at its eyes. Our scientist had thought about every thing, except the essential, that is the price of information! In fact, as Brillouin shows it, such an exhaustive observation would require infinite information requiring an infinite energy costing an infinite anti-entropy. Enough to waste all the universe before being able to know it in its entirety! But if science is not even able to buckle itself, how could it buckle the human domain?

Science is dialectical overtaking
of dogmatism and scepticism. Both find the truth in their going beyond. Here is an epistemological turning of major importance which opens the modern prospect on the scientific truth. Science cannot be constituted any more as a dogmatic absolute. It is going critically relative. Such a relativism is not a sceptic one since the reason justifies it.


 



 
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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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