This book will arrive in the autumn of its development. Our intention for it was to produce a thinking tool by developing new functional concepts. Potentiation, actualization, emergence, natural operating modes (M.O.O.N.s), intentional operating modes (M.O.O.I., competencies) and assessment are all part of it.

In the first part, we rediscovered the resource that the word “talent” offers. For this reason, we proposed a tension between Chinese and Western thought. On the one hand, we have a syllabary and figurative way of writing and thinking based on the principle of observation and tracing; on the other hand, we have an alphasyllabary way of writing and thinking that is constructed according to the semantic-consonant principle, the whole being oriented toward that which is intelligible, conceptual and abstract. From this space between principles and models, we have sought to operate the necessary gap from which it is possible to replenish our concepts, which are not abstract, but functional. This discrepancy, this Chinese “opposite” that is neither better nor worse, but something other, suggests (forces?) the renouncement of the convenience of a semantic and conceptual model relating to the “talent” that is exhausted and therefore exhausting. In fact, how does one think without an opposite, if not by some dialectic and intellectual process elaborating and developing from themselves? This approach allowed us to begin a deconstruction (and not a destruction) of the ...

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