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Think in Threes

Thinking is a willed process.
Much of our action does not require thought.
It is habit, learned first by thought,
then accomplished without it.

All thinking is willed.
That means there is a free decision
only we can make,
that we will train our minds on
some aspect of Reality.
It could be as insignificant as a
view down the street.
It becomes thought at the instant that 
it is considered, turned over,
admitted to zones within us
where thinking gets done.
Triadic Philosophy suggests 
three such zones, hence
that we think in threes.
That view down the street
might become a work of art.
Accepted by us as such, 
the result of this thinking.

I have described a gentle
process of movement from Sign
to Index to Symbol,
if one wishes to make semiosis of 
a simple event.

In Triadic Philosophy the root triad,
Reality, Ethics and Aesthetics,
comes with a set of simple rules
for thinking that aspires to
achieve truth and beauty,
which is to say
the aim of life.
The starting point is simply to think.
The payoff is thinking in threes.


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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…