A Universal Way of Life for the 2000s
Semiotics is concerned with the good life because Triadic Philosophy aims at the good life.
Semiotics is concerned with the good life because
Triadic Philosophy aims at the good life.
This is because goodness is clearly understood
in Triadic Philosophy
as the conscious avoidance of
what is demonstrably harmful.
Conscious killing is the greatest evil.
The greatest good is the achievement of
truth and beauty
via the aesthetic grasp of,
and human creation of,
a world in which
the possibilities of harm are
understands Ethics as the
which are our more or less
attempts to form our reality.
The ontological values of the Ethical are
tolerance, helpfulness, democracy
Semiotics is among the tools
we have for
the process by which signs
rising in Reality
encounter the blunt truths
of the Ethical.
This encounter influences
our actions in the performative realm
of life as it is actually lived.
Signs can be anything at all.
The dominant feature
of Triadic Philosophy
is that Ethics is understood as the realm
secondness, to borrow a term from Peirce.
Understanding Aesthetics as the realm of thirdness
marks Triadic Philosophy as an advance,
called for by the arduous
progress of the world
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