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Triadic Philosophy - Ethics - Things That Help

Triadic Philosophy is a universal understanding based on
the root triad
Reality Ethics Aesthetics

Reality is the universe that we both know and do not know 
It is the reality within which all evolves
Reality has within it deep patterns that suggest 
mind unity and direction
Reality is the source of  signs words and ideas 

Ethics is the realm that stands between us and reality
It is the filter or colander containing the elements by which we
arrive at actions that make up our lives
The failure to cultivate this realm and its subordination
to philosophies that reject the following premise
is a telling explanation of the follies that 
Triadic Philosophy overcomes

Within ethics there are four values 
which Triadic Philosophy sees
as ontological
as a deep pattern in reality
The root value is Non-idolatry
Its active companions are
Tolerance Helpfulness and Democracy

The Internet is stunted in defining helpfulness
it equates helpfulness with being of use
That is a substantial reduction of meaning
Helpfulness is at very least the active face 
of all social existence
It does not take much thought
to deduce the following related terms 


The grammar is important
Ethics deals with doing
not with stating virtues
or characteristics 
like courage
and honor
The active terms listed above
have meaning as actual events 
They are the scope of actual helpfulness

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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…