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The ontological place of Will in Triadic Philosophy



Will is central to Triadic Philosophy
This is hardly an original notion
Great thinkers have always recognized will
Will is the engine of action
the impulse to create
the very life force
of all humanity
Everything we do is the result 
of our possessing will
Ontology means being 
Within Triadic Philosophy 
Ontology is central
Every key word within the simple powerful structure
of Triadic Philosophy 
is ontological
Every word conveys the way things are
Words like circus rabbits virtue even justice
are not in themselvcs ontological
But 'will' is
With no need for modification 
will stands tall within Reality
Will has a close companion within Reality
Freedom
Freedom within Triadic Philosophy is
the power to choose among values
It is also the power to refuse
This is why the ultimate evil 
is to consciously kill another
and why all grades of harm are grades of evil
All evil is a frontal attack 
on the  very source of human dignity
All evil is a blow at holiness 
All evil is a denial of the
preciousness of humankind
To foreclose freedom 
and deny the exercise of will
is the substance of the evil that
the Triadic Philosopher
seeks daily deliverance from

The place of will in Triadic Philosophy is in
the realm of Reality 

The aim of Triadic Philosophy is that
all people become conscious actors
engaging in freely willed acts of
helpfulness tolerance
democracy and non-idolatry
These are the
values that are 
- like freedom and will -
ontological

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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…