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Triadic Philosophy - Squelching The Illusions of Infallibility (Truth Matters)

The initial triad of this philosophy is
Reality Ethics Aesthetics
This philosophy sees triads as the basic way one can
think productively
Insofar as it is a semiotic enterprise
it creates a distinction between useful  terms
and the use of such terms as signs or words
within a particular triad
For example the word sign
is not generally useful as a first, second or third
but it is of fundamental use to describe
the penumbra which is the border 
between ourselves and what we do not (yet) know
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PARSING THE TRIAD ABOVE
Top First
Perfection
(Not infrequently we are set
on a track of high inspration
and feel we have "it"
just right
clear
bright
seraphic)

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Second
Fallibility
(Needless to say
we are confined by our point of view
our capacity for error
our biases
and prejudices)
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Third
Discrimination
(The action that arises from
such thought
is a willingness to discriminate
to always ask questions
even of the most seraphic presuppositions)

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Coda
I do not agree with Nietzsche that lies
can be useful
but rather that there are too many truths
to be sanguine in the certainty
that we possess THE truth
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhk0ckaCxDI
The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…