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Triadic Philosophy Two Reality Word Epistemology

The logic of the initial triad
Reality Ethics Aesthetics
is enhanced by the creation of
a few added first level  triads
The triad suggested by the images above
clearly locates word and epistemology in
the scheme of things

Top First is Reality
The penumbra from whence signs or signals or impulses rise
Ungraspable until named  ...

Second is Word
So primary is word that it seems almost
one with signs 
but it represents the interposition of a highly confining element
The product of Reality and Word is
I use the term Epistemology to denote the
primacy of Reality and Word in the creation
of knowing

Third is Epistemoloigy

Epistemology is the product of the knowledge
that results from the union of word and reality
 It is literally the method of knowing
or the realization of knowledge
We know because we put reality into words
Knowledge results when a word takes root
in will  and understanding
And clearly enough
knowledge is never complete
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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…