6/16/11

From binary to triadic perception and creativity


Divide and lose the binary's a trap
Useful for some things but otherwise
One step away from what lies in your lap
The third that has the power to unify

Please see my posts on Charles Sanders Peirce for explanations of why the most revolutionary movement of the present is and will be the movement from binary to triadic perception and creativity.

Derrida spent a year as a young man studying Peirce's massive trove of papers at Harvard. Much of Peirce's influence has yet to be felt but it has already been huge.

                                       
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The President should pardon Chelsea Manning





The President should pardon Chelsea Manning
He should do so on the grounds 
that an amnesty is due those who 
acted to confirm 
the opinion of a majority
of Americans
that we erred badly in getting into Iraq
and we also err remaining in Afghanistan
Duped in both cases
In a completely just world 
Chelsea Manning would not be a traitor
She would be a hero
And all whistle blowers whose aims are just
should be seen likewise

Revised 6/2014

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Triadic Philosophy - We Only Can Live Forward



Time is like a slow sweet tide
that moves in one direction
never turning back or trying
to revive what was
Instead it offers us the now
and invites us to plumb it
and as we do
the truth unfolds
We only can live forward
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Prophetic Peirce - how we can change habits with body and mind



Charles Sanders Peirce: … the event that causes a habit-change may be a muscular effort, apparently. If I wish to acquire the habit of speaking of "speaking, writing, thinking," etc., instead of "speakin', writin', thinkin'," as I suspect I now do (though I am not sure) -- all I have to do is to make the desired enunciations a good many times; and to do this as thoughtlessly as possible, since it is an inattentive habit that I am trying to create. Everybody knows the facility with which habits may thus be acquired, even quite unintentionally. But I am persuaded that nothing like a concept can be acquired by muscular practice alone. When we seem to do that, it is not the muscular action but the accompanying inward efforts, the acts of imagination, that produce the habit. If a person who has never tried such a thing before undertakes to stand on one foot and to move the other round a horizontal circle, say, as being the easier way, clockwise if he is standing on the left foot, or counter-clockwise if he is standing on the right foot, and at the same time to move the fist of the same side as the moving foot round a horizontal circle in the opposite direction, that is, clockwise if the foot is moved counter-clockwise, and vice versa, he will, at first, find he cannot do it. The difficulty is that he lacks a unitary concept of the series of efforts that success requires. By practising the different parts of the movement, while attentively observing the kind of effort requisite in each part, he will, in a few minutes, catch the idea, and will then be able to perform the movements with perfect facility. But the proof that it is in no degree the muscular efforts, but only the efforts of the imagination that have been his teachers, is that if he does not perform the actual motions, but only imagines them vividly, he will acquire the same trick with only so much additional practice as is accounted for by the difficulty of imagining all the efforts that will have to be made in a movement one has not actually executed. There is an obvious difficulty of determining just how much allowance should be made for this, in the fact [that] when the feat is learned in either way, it cannot be unlearned, so as to compare that way with the other. The only resort is to learn a considerable number of feats which depend upon acquiring a unitary conception of a series of efforts, learning some with actual muscular exercise and others by unaided imagination, and then forming one's judgment of whether the greater facility afforded by the actual muscular contractions is, or is not, greater than the support this gives the imagination. …It is from such experiments that I have been led to estimate as nil the power of mere muscular effort in contributing to the acquisition of ideas. CP 5.479

Cap tip Dennis


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Triadic Commentary - Conflict Children Amity




Conflict wracks this world of ours
When the child we fail to see
Us or them becomes our creed
And we are blind to amity





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Signup pages masquerading as content
Text that stops unless you subscribe
Anything that obscures content or follows a visit

Wanted, Not Intrusive, Not Alienating

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Tasteful display
User options
User control of search display

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The Tea Party Will Not Succeed



The Tea Party will not succeed
It lacks a proper recipe
Tolerance and helpfulness
Allegiance to democracy
A bed of non-idolatry
and thinking triadically




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