Gaping of Eros
Nothing would turn without desire. One can be taken by giddiness in front of the mass of the human inventions and productions. A mass of difference when compared with the simple animal kingdom. How can you explain this difference without a specific 'Eros' of man which we call desire? Without it, what would make turn our exponential system of production of abundance, and therefore of 'progress'? More deeply, what would be man without this dynamics? Tell me your desire, I will tell who you are. It is the desire which means and expresses the fundamental personal project of each human being with its own mystery. Without desire only indifference would reign. It is the desire which opens the difference. Primarily the difference between a full and a vacuum. Eros, as says Plato, is son of abundance and of poverty. A shortage which tends towards its abundance.
The desire 'functions' in the manner of an open system. On a potential difference between the hot source of abundance and the cold well of shortage. Its dynamics comes from the energy fall of this potential difference. The larger it is, the more intense is the desire. On the other hand, when difference tends towards indifference desire will die.
Contrary to the animal, the human world, the anthroposphere, is rooted in the biosphere and the noosphere. The potential difference of its Eros, plays thus at the same time on three levels which one can evoke schematically.
The instinctual level. With its specific tendencies and its requirements. Survival (struggle for life, defence, escape…). Vital needs (thirst, hunger, sex…). Blood ties (species, community, group, horde…). Defence of the territory (burrow, nest, brooded, reserves…). Aggressiveness (threat, aggression, fear, freedom…). Competition (force, domination, imitation…). Emotional load and repercussion.
The noological level. On the one hand the 'instinctual' level taken again through the idea, the understanding, the symbolic system, the models, the ideal, the normative requirement, sublimation… On the other hand specifically human values like right, duty, being, possession, honour, power, glory, interest, Fatherland, sense, protest, revolt, challenge, going beyond.
The pneumatological level. This are the precedent 'instinctual' and 'noological' levels as exposed to transcendence. With exposings like God, the Absolute, the sacral, the person, the sense of sense, all what is worth more than the life and larger than every thing else.
Man is an infinite living being with an always infinitely open desire. Its dissatisfaction remains infinite. Because its gaping is abyssal. An essential gaping which digs the desire ad infinitum. Forever impossible to circumvent. Because it is implacably gaping on the Other one.
That starts with Eros in its broadest meaning. A trend-setting dynamism which is identified with the life in its multiple expansion and its prolix differentiation. This Eros is, as says Plato, son of abundance and poverty. The more both embrace each other the larger becomes Eros.
Whit the animal, the shortage is proportioned to its possible satiety. The world suffices for its Eros. By man, disproportion goes increasing. Abundance overflows and gaping grows hollow. The world can never be at the proportion of the disproportion of Eros. A new space opens to human disproportion, in continuity and rupture with nature. Whereas the animal lives these trendy dimensions of its being simply on the indicative mode, for man they get explosive through the infinite open distance of a 'no'. From now on all physical and biological dynamics will take an absolutely new dimension in this distance. In particular their difference will play symbolically.
Value is not child of identity but of difference. Where is coincidence there is no wish. As long as it abounds, water remains without value. Its value is measured by shortage. It grows ad infinitum for the dying of thirst in the desert. Distances alone nourish nostalgias. An object is desirable only in its absence or by its threatening loss. To run after something still makes it more desirable. The conquest multiplies by ten its value. What 'is worth' emerges from a gaping.
Value occurs in the negation of the indifference. It emerges with the difference. Here a stone at the edge of the way. It's there, 'unspecified' and unimportant until the moment when an archeologist discovers it as an important vestige. It takes value only once it looses its indifference and is located in the difference.
Here a word you hear with interest. It leaves the hubbub of indifference. It takes value. It takes value for you. Who is the demiurge of such a transmutation? The human look, the human listening. That is the huge 'differentiator' we can also call spirit.
Emerged 'between the lines' of nature, how can man find his place in the text of nature? This frustrated animal is insatiable. Desire can say 'enough' only in the primary immediacy. There is 'enough' only in short moments or in mind numbing states. The next moment shouts again!
|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|