The areas of interest and activity of Come Carpentier are very wide and include the study of the international system; world order models (geopolitics) past and present; the frontiers of science and new technologies, especially those related to energy generation; ecology and its wider biological and exobiological cosmic context; the philosophy of History and the biography of civilisations ; ancient psychological disciplines and traditions of learning and wisdom; the epistemology of language in its parallels with physical organisms; esoteric sciences and the hermeneutics of the higher initiatic or revealed forms of knowledge and cognition inherited by most religions and spiritual cultures and the future evolution of mankind and life in the local universe from the perspective of various contemporary cosmological theories.
On all those topics he has written and lectured extensively since the late seventies in more than seventy universities and academic centres of India, Europe, the USA and Latin America.The perception of the need for a comprehensive synthesis of the various disciplines under review led him to build a conceptual “gnomic” framework for which he coined the word Cosmosophy, back in 1978. He has defined this new science in a 2002 paper as “a philosophical doctrine capable of reconciling scientific knowledge and spiritual culture, or a successor to the theological systems which helped build and sustain the great cultures of Antiquity, the Middle Age and the Renaissance. Cosmosophy is at once a theory and a practice, meta and post-Cartesian and it represents a synoptic, synthetic, hologic and analogical philosophy of science. As such it is an “Ars Magna”, in line with the cosmological constructions of the past forty centuries in East and West.”
Carpentier defines the intellectual process underlying cosmosophy as a “psychosynthesis”, from the analogy with biological photosynthesis which begets energy and living matter out of photoelectrical radiation and water.
That mechanism provides a fitting allegory, he feels, for the marriage of innate mental intuition with the experience derived from acquired knowledge, both ancient and modern. Cosmosophy may be defined in short as the philosophical horizon emerging out of the relativistic, fractal, quantic, transfinite and semantic structure of the universal reality. He points out that such a binary, inclusive and paradoxical “hologic” answers the requirements for programming the quantic computers predicted by physicist Richard Feynman, because the plasma-state, superluminal speed computer of the future will have to operate beyond the mutually exclusive antithetical alternatives of linear analytical intelligence in order to mimic the non-dualistic processes taking place in the relativistic space-time field…
Cosmosophy recognizes the analogy between the physical processes that combine atoms to form molecules, substances and beings and the diverse cultural mechanisms which build texts (verbal and scriptural fabrics: expressions and impressions) with words assembled out of onomatopoeic soundbites (in speech) and depicted with alphabetic atoms or ideographic molecules (in writing).
The resulting cosmosophic language is poised at the crossroads of science and poetry, at the meeting point between analysis and synthesis, reconciling – through the universal process of emergence – randomness and determinism, equating infinity and finitude within the universal reality of fractal transfinity.
Cosmosophy applies the natural laws described by physicist and philosopher David Bohm when he concludes that “implication guides explication; synthesis precedes analysis”.