This dynamics of 'progress', this is to say the refusal to settle down and the going ahead towards the conquest of a promised land, where do you find it if not in the Bible? You have to go back to the extraordinary adventure of the Occident born from the interfertility of extreme difference.
Progress implies a double possibility, namely a dynamics of going beyond and an articulatory rationality. Both come from this double heredity without which the Occident is unthinkable. The maternal components bring scientific and technological rationality. The Judeo-Christian exponents equip it with the dynamics of transcendence.
During centuries the Judaeo-Christian disproportion remains contained. Because it is primarily from a vertical order. It plays in Covenant. Its prowness is mystical. Its audacities culminate in the spires of the cathedrals. On the scene of the world it remains in its way 'measurement', but in a way radically different from Greek 'measurement'. This one is a necessary bond with the rationality of the totality. That one is alliance with an Infinite Person.
The measurement of pagan measurement is the cosmic reason. The measurement of Judaeo-Christian measurement is the disproportion of an infinite freedom. Excessiveness, on one side, can be only promethean and necessarily likely to fail. Judaeo-Christian excessiveness, in the contrary, is channeled vertically. It acts with Agape. For the Greeks, that man is the measurement of all things can only be true, under penalty of falling into scepticism, insofar man is identified with the reason. In Judaeo-Christian space, that man is the measurement of all things is true insofar as man remains faithful to his image and his resemblance of God. The defence of man necessarily passes there by the defence of God. The possibilities of man are infinite not in autonomy but in the relationship to the infinite Source of the Sense. In Alliance.
The Judaeo-Christian explosiveness does not remain indefinitely contained. The son of the Greek mother claims for himself the paternal heritage. Man revealed divine by grace wants to become god without the Father. The divine man become manifest through the Judaeo-Christian experience wants to continue this experience without God. The Judaeo-Christian disproportion, until there in its vertical order, breaks this order of the Covenant and, strong with the dynamics coming from the Other, resumes itself in autonomy and explodes horizontally. Then starts the adventure of the great schizoid enclosure which buckles the divine possible of man on itself and deploys it, anthropocentric, in its immense cave of Utopia. The son of the pagan mother assumes for himself the paternal heritage. Man revealed divine through the Judaeo-Christian experience wants to become god without the Father.
All occurs as if the Neolithic “mechanisms” started to function exponentially. The tool producing the tool which exceeds it, a mass of utility inflates and overflows. The invention causes the increasingly bold invention. Increasingly enormous are followed the technological waves. The revolution mechanist devotes the first triumphs of the exact science and rigorous: Galileo, Mersenne, Gassendi, Descartes… From now on the human spirit has its “tool” to be able all to calculate and, therefore, all to manufacture.
|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|