The fourth dimension
The authentic dialectical possibility implies a double opening and thus a double rupture, a horizontal one and a vertical one. The horizontal opening of the differential otherness. The vertical opening of the transcendent otherness. The first opens the difference between the 'same' and the 'other'. The second opens the difference of the difference, i.e. transcendence.
The authentic dialectics refuses to be let trapped by horizontal totalizing. It knows a fourth term which means its permanent explosiveness.
A two stroke dialectics perpetuates an oscillating motion, for example the simply binary 'dialectics' of Chinese 'yin' and 'yang', without vertical difference and without a third term. Something like an infinite oscillation between 'in' and 'ex', the two terms balancing according to an infinitely complex mutuel penetrability. Such a movement from imbalance to balance and from balance to imbalance ist just putting rhythm into the eternal being.
A three stroke dialectics of Hegelian or Marxist type explains true movement but tends finally towards enclosure in a third term. 'In' goes through its difference 'ex' and finds itself at home in 'cum'. A real process of otherness is thus possible there. However this third term, even if it is able to start again a new triad, remains a kind of result. A fullness is given in the synthesis of 'cum'. One differential movement is brought to end. An other one takes over. But the total dialectical movement is finally nothing else than a summation of particular unities of movement and so remains trapped in horizontal totalizing.
Only a four stroke dialectics can proceed in an infinite opening through an infinite going beyond. It knows a fourth term meaning its permanent explosiveness. The movement is never stopped by 'cum'. It can go infinitely through 'trans'.
Only this fourth dimension of transcendence can confer to the dialectical process its real dynamics, its infinite dynamics. Only by this fourth dimension dialectics become more than a simply rational mechanism. This fourth dialectical moment is that of the infinite Exodus.
This 'trans' hurts where the human reality cannot reach its plenitude by itself. It bursts tirelessly the horizon of the immanent euphorias. Without it, however, there is no authentic humanity. Because man is the being in exodus which risks the 'other' in the ceaseless negation of 'same'. Provoking difference, embracing difference, transcending difference.
To hold the dialectical process until the end is almost impossible. Already the dialectical process itself will be dialectically distended, according to its double heritage, between a double polarity: the opening to the infinite otherness: the enclosure in the totalizing of identity. Hegel, too charmed by the system and the totalizing to keep the dialectics with its dynamics of rupture and its infinite opening of otherness, succumbs finally to the temptation of the enclosure. Enclosure of the identification of reality and rationality and enclose of the totalizing of the dialectical process in immanence.
Scandal of this fourth dimension and greatness however! By it, the reason is crucified and provoked by the painful going beyond of itself. At the same time it confers immortality where dead is promised. Paradox of 'trans'! It is simultaneously extremely weak and extremely powerful. On the human reality it affects, it confers at the same time a singular weakness and an extraordinary capacity of survival despite the vicissitudes of history. The history of Israel, for four thousand years, has been there to testify.
The modern dialectics is happy with just the first opening. It functions primarily in the three terms: thesis, antithesis, synthesis, this triad being able to be repeated and continued from level to level. But even in this repetitiveness the third term, the 'synthesis', means each time an arrival with result. You have just to take again this triad which is to some extent self-sufficient. Repetition achieves the work. The synthesis becoming thesis to which a newantithesis is opposed, and so on. The process makes differences follow differences; it does not open the difference of the difference.
|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|