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Triadic Philosophy - Wish Reality Actuality

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Triadic Philosophy is an easily acquired mode of thinking
It sees things in triads or threes
like this initial one
Reality Ethics Aesthretics
It starts with the First 
a sign or word
or symbol or icon
something rising up in consciousness
To even have life 
the First must encounter the Second
which is human reality AKA blunt truth
AKA an interpretation of the firstl term or sign
Finally there is the Third
the recognition of the initial dyad
seeing it as
a summons to experiment or act
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THE IMAGES ABOVE
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First
Wish
(A wish in this triad
is raw and  unexamined
an impulse
an urge)
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Second
Reality
(Reality confronts the wish
and seeks to explain it in terms
related to intention and  feasibility
to what we call reality)
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Third
Actuality
(Actuality results from linking wish
with reality 
It defines the initial wish
in terms of what one actually desires
It often turns out that the wish must now be scaled
to results at once more possible and 
on analysis 
more pleasing
when realized)
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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.

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Stephen C. Rose Bio

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…