Before trying to understand the human system, let us get a feeling of a system in general. The structural atom of a system is a not-buckled micro-system. Its more simple expression is that of an 'electronic valve', a transistor, for example. It has three 'doors': an entry, an exit and a line of order. One applies a physical magnitude to the entry. Another physical magnitude appears at the exit according to the applied physical magnitude. Entry, exit and line of order are thus like three doors which open the system on the outside.
From the simplest micro-system to the most complex of macro-systems, and whatever its degree of systemic interlocking, it is a function which characterizes a system. And these functions can be of an incredible diversity. The function of the 'included' system is determined each time by the function of the more 'including' system. Thus, for example, the function of a factory of cars is to produce saleable cars. Such a system governs a multitude of other subordinated systems, whose functions are to produce tires, projects, electronic circuits, studies of new models, cylinder heads of engines, etc. But this factory is itself in interaction with other systems, even more 'including' ones, like the international market, the mentality of humans vis-a-vis the car, the energy production, etc.
It is the program which represents the complex function of a system. A flux which can be of matter, of energy or of information enters the system, undergoes a transformation ordered by the function and comes out transformed at the exit. The nature, the form, the quantity at the entry and at the exit depend on the complexity of the system and the nature of the fluxes. The value 'function' always implies the equivalent of a program whose complexity depends on the complexity of the function itself. This program can be invariable and the system then is regarded as programmed. It can also be variable according to the needs of the moment and come each time to it from the outside, through one of the entries. The system is then known as programmable.
Systemic intelligibility functions by modelling. You have recourse to a model of operation which is a 'machine', here a complex machine, a not-mechanist one, a machine of a cybernetic type with its self-controlled interactions.
A system as system is closed only in extreme cases, at the lower limit of the simple structure, at the higher limit of the totality. Between the two, it is the opening which characterizes the system.
A system is momentarily considered closed only in its abstract 'insulation', necessary to be studied and understood. Whatever its level of integration in systemic totality and its degree of possible relative autonomy, 'a' system can thus be abstract of this total integration and considered in itself. But at the same time you have to disregard this methodological 'enclosure'.
The system returns to the system. The system does not return to the elementary parts. There is like an interactive interlocking of the systems from smallest on to the largest. Between the smallest possible micro-system and the totality of the cosmic macro-system, 'a' system is each time a set which functions between other sets. So functions nature as a solidarity of tangled up systems. On each systemic level, there are thus an entry and an exit in interactive connection with the entries and the exits of the other systems, included and including ones, for the ceaseless exchange of flows of food, of elimination, of information, of regulation, of programming…
Human realities, spiritual realities, are understood through the paradigm of natural and material realities. It is necessary to start by reflecting on what is an ecosystem and how it is threatened with death when opening is refused to it. The total human space, our large 'house' - oïkos in Greek - which integrates the systems of our earth in interdependent unit and in interaction is called ecosystem. An ecosystem is closed in relation to the elements. This means that it functions with a finished quantity of material possibilities. The ecosystem has to balance its assessment. On the other hand it is open in relation to energy.
Between the hot source of the residual heat of 'Big Bang' and the cold well of the 'Black Fund' of space there is a potential difference which makes the ecosystem function . At the 'entry' the energy received by the sun, the gravity and the internal heat of the earth goes in. At the 'exit' the energy degraded in irremediable heat goes out. Between the two, there is the used energy. The geological, biological and climatological processes function in the systemic interaction of the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere and the biosphere. The flow of energy is irreversible but relatively inexhaustible (until the end of the world!). On the other hand, the chemical elements are of finished number and their recycling is limited by time. Recycling is the base of the operation of the ecosystem and the regulation of its balance. Thanks to this principle of economy a finished quantity of matter is intended for an indefinite renewal and a creativity without end. In other words, the ecosystem prohibits all 'extravagance'.
The biosphere functions in interaction with large dynamic tanks which are the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and the lithosphere. The interactive regulation between the various 'spheres' is of an incredible complexity. The regulators play at variable intervals. The large tanks limit the abrupt variations thanks to their 'buffer effect'. Every thing contributes to the homeostatic balance of the system.
The ecosystem calls an ecology, the 'logos' invited in our 'oïkos', the reason invited in our house. It comes to one when we become aware that our wells are blocked and our sources polluted. It comes when the radiant energy fluxes are made insufficient and that the tanks are getting empty. It comes when the street garbage men become insufficient. It comes when we feel living above the possibilities of provisioning and recycling our earth. It comes and forces us to reflect on our fences and the necessity of openings.
|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||Autor|