Bubble

Like a 'bubble' floating on the infinite, such is the scientific reason. Its spherical coherence occupies the vast space of the
middle. The extremes are excluded from it. However, it is impossible to reduce them to silence. For instance, which is the reason of the reason? Such a question takes the criticism short. It marks something like an impotent stop because such a question overflows the possibility of the reason itself and opens an infinite gaping. Here the reason is seized of giddiness. However such a question is not irrational. To search for reason can be identified with the reason itself. Why then this impotent giddiness? The reason, indeed, touches here a radical discrepancy. It is questioning of reason ad infinitum, critical and critical of criticism ad infinitum, a conquering possibility infinitely open. At the same time this infinite opening butts against the tautological fence of its proper being: the reason of the reason is the reason. Its being is the reason of its being. The act of its being resists its rational comprehension.

The scientific reason is not able to be identified with the
total reason. In fact, it represents only one of the modes of the logos. Also, the total field of the human experiment refuses to be 'buckled' up in scientific totalizing. It remains open on 'other' dimensions than the strict logical-material articulation. Another dimension… Like the act to be. The mystery of our being. The 'fascinosum' and 'tremendum' of the sacral experience. Existential arising. Creation. Infinity. Freedom. Encounters. Value. Love. Beauty. Good. Evil. Time. Eternity. Sense. God…


  


Science can integrate only the '
same' one. It is its force. But first it is its law. It would deny itself by supporting the 'other' as 'other'. For instance, the strangeness, the freedom, the value, the mystery, the sense, the transcendence… Science is built and added up by postulating a certain space of intelligibility. This space is necessarily totalitarian, coherent, homogeneous, structural, deterministic, objective.

Science cannot affirm beyond itself. Its coherence being
internal, and internal only, it avoids relating to the absolute. Its truths are basically hypothetical-deductive, that is conditional, suspended to conditions. If… then… If our universe corresponds indeed to the representations and the theories we can have, then

Right through this space is governed by one and the same order. It must exclude, expel out of science, as not-scientist, any diversity of
different nature. The scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal speaks about the infinite distance from the bodies to the spirits… and even about a distance infinitely more infinite from the spirits to charity… Inside its space, science is a discursive approach, logically and rationally coherent. This coherence is guarantor of its truth.

Science is not illumination of a transcendent mystery. It is not either a reflection or a photography of reality. It is a 'constructed speech', fruit of a rational work. The truth of this construction comes to it neither from its conformity to the 'real', nor from its practical effectiveness, but of its own progress towards coherence. The scientific reason operates thus, critically, its own validation. Inside its space, science can function validly, independently of a deep
gaping which opens behind its materials, its methods and its laws of construction. In short, one can be scientist without metaphysical anguish regarding his scientific discipline. Science can continue to function even when a crisis affects its bases. These gaping is however infinitely relevant.

We know only from the bottom of mystery. Like a raft on the immense ocean of the questions… How far is our epistemological possibility going? Is the universe a system or a scattered plurality? Is the possibility of our knowledge of the universe total or simply regional? Is the universe understandable in a homogeneous or in a heterogeneous way? What is really matter? What is energy? What is space and time? Is time absolutely irreversible? What is necessity? What is chance? Is there only one cosmos or a plurality of worlds? If there is plurality, is it basically complementary or antagonistic? Do anti-universes exist? Are the interactions which we know and which we manage to unify the only interactions? Are the principles of today’s scientific intelligibility absolute or transitory? Is our intellectual space homogeneous? Which is the probability of new epistemological revolutions? Is there only one order of intelligibility or a plurality of orders? Etc, etc.

A crisis affects sciences today. It is especially sensitive in fundamental sciences, namely mathematics and physics. Other sciences, biology for example, function in the space of fundamental sciences. They are to some extent included by them. They thus do not raise the crucial questions. They continue to function like a kind of mechanic, starting from available 'parts', whatever the gaping behind its materials and its laws of construction.


Singular paradox! The more physics becomes 'modern' plus it is affected by an anthropological coefficient, as if a three times secular distance not only brought it back to man but even made it part of its gaping. The image of our world, which according to ptoleme was the center, was put into orbit with Copernicus and and finally relativized with Einstein, the order itself of the cosmos was put off-centre, put into orbit and relativized. Our universe lost its safety measures. It is delivered to risk and adventure. It takes part of a great dramaturgy. It is in exodus.

Science knows today that its coherence functions like insular coherence in the middle of other coherences. It scientifically makes the experiment of its radical incompleteness. Its impossible totalizing can from now on be only out of science.

Unless wanting to be inhuman, science cannot be a finality in itself. It can never be but a way and a means, at service of the means and necessities of man. Science is a tool, a marvellous and effective tool, but a tool only. A tool of service. Under penalty of being the science of nobody for nobody, science remains necessarily a human project. A prestigious and effective project. This project is not absolute but relative. Science is only one project among other human projects. Relative to a space-time of the evolution of humanity. Relative to the world such as it is. Relative to the epistemological and pragmatic possibilities of man.


There is a questioning preliminary to the science and without which science would not question.




 
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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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