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Triadic Philosophy thinks in triads or threes.

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Triadic Philosophy thinks in triads or threes. 
This means that when we consciously 
receive a sign or a word or a thought 
we regard it as the First or Reality. 
The Second in Triadic Philosophy is Ethics 
which means that the First 
(whatever it may be) 
immediately becomes subsumed 
by the ensuing encounter with the ethical realm. 
In Triadic Philosophy this means that  
our reality encounters Tolerance, Helpfulness, 
Democracy and Non-Idolatry. 
These are the ontological values of Triadic Philosophy 
and can be shown to be, taken together, 
the very engines of human progress. 

The result of this encounter is a dyad 
which is then linked to the Third, 
or Aesthetic, realm. 
This realm is the point at which 
the rubber hits the road. 
It is the point at which the thinking process 
moves from consideration to activation, 
to actualization, to our reality with a small r. 
If the sign was poverty
 and the dominant ethical response 
was the felt need for more democracy, 
then the Aesthetic response would be 
whatever strikes you as an action 
or effort or experiment that has elements of 
truth and beauty. 
Note that the Triadic Philosophy thought process 
precludes many elements of harm. 
In Triadic Philosophy 
harm is synonymous with evil, 
particularly when it is sustained 
and intentional and tends 
toward violence and even death.

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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…