It can appear sometimes in the euphoric register and sometimes in the catastrophic one. Too joyful or too disconcerting. Face to the 'same' one, the 'other' one is always surprise. Birth or dead. Failure or success. Joy or sorrow. Sin or grace… Right in the middle of our establishments the other one makes irruption under the species of the new, of the unforeseen, of the encounter, of the accident, of 'chance' or 'bad luck'.
Otherness emerges in rupture. Radical otherness is thinkable only in extreme cases. The 'other' emerges where the circles break and where the loops cannot be buckled. The natural tendency of the human spirit goes on the side of continuities. Only continuities are assimilable and integrable by the reason. Ruptures, on the contrary, are by nature disobedient. They resist. You cannot circumvent them.
So that the other can emerge, the same one must be broken. Rupture of continuities and logical necessities with their deductive or inductive sequences. Rupture of the 'long chains' by which the reason tends to buckle and to integrate reality so it can become 'master and owner' of it. Rupture of the 'labels' which want to classify the other one and put it into the jail of the identity of the same one.
To exist... Ex-sist! The 'other' one arises out of nothingness. Not yet a 'what' you can take possession of but a 'that' emerging in pure gratuity. Not first what are the things but the fact that they are. 'What' - what is a circle, for example, - is explained and is defined. One can deduce it and reduce it. It to some extent logically necessary once given its definition. 'That', on the contrary, you cannot explain it nor define it. It emerges 'there'. Like an insult to logic.
To exist, it is to emerge in rupture and gratuity. Any questioning on
this 'act' of surging or emerging brings you back to this impossible
to circumvent gaping
which can be called 'contingency'. Tireless
and heroic effort of man in search of consistency through the
negation of contingency. Contingency.
is happening. What
occurs like 'event'. The surging act
of being. Actuality of what could not be. Ultimately in its nudity:
Creation. That nothing could be... and nevertheless something 'is'! The assertion of creation is from the start on the most enormous assertion and most scandalous face to the pagan reason. You cannot think 'creation' without something like a salto mortalis. To think creation is indeed not possible in continuity. Between 'nothing' and 'being' there is an infinite fault. Creation is thus in rupture. It is starting from an act, a gratuitous act putting being into existence. An original ontological act of an absolute 'poietes' (creator). Between God and the world there is no logical bond of necessity. It is thus contingent what is to say that it 'floats' to some extent gratuitously in contingency. The creative 'fiat', 'that' it be.
Creation is not emanation of a same one from a same one. Creation is giving rise to an 'other' one absolutely new and original.
Ex nihilo… To try to understand this divine creation 'ex nihilo' it is necessary to start by thinking its absolute difference compared to a 'manufactured' creation. Human 'creation' always begins with something like a raw material or first elements that man articulates according to the idea of a new production. 'Ex nihilo' is a matter for disproportion. For the Greeks, proportion is an absolute requirement. It is identified with the logos, that is the proportion itself of cosmos and anthropos. Hybris is disproportion and thus sin and even an absolute one and as such it cannot remain unpunished. For the Bible, proportion is only relative. It is in dependence of the personal will on an 'I' who reveals itself as Agape with his radical disproportion.
Resurrection. Not immortality of the soul but resurrection of the flesh. For the Christian, the power of the Spirit makes fun, as says Origen, of the coarse materialist speculations. Immortality is in continuity. Resurrection is in rupture. Immortality lets die the body to guarantee the survival of the 'soul'. Resurrection makes die the entire man to let him totally raise from the dead. Pagan immortality is by nature; Christian resurrection is by grace. The soul is not immortal by itself. Man is created mortal, in his body and his heart. At the same time it is created with the capacity of immortality. Resurrection means new radical sudden appearance through a rupture. New creation. It means also rupture of all the vicious circles of the logical necessity, of determinism, of violence, of blocking systems, of natural laws… It means opening of sense, of history, of future…
|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|