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We will always have a language problem.

We will always have a language problem. Right now I am wrestling with C. S. Peirce folk about what constitutes a root triad - mine is reality, ethics, aesthetics and I would defend it against Peirce himself if he was about. What I will argue is that we make language and that increasingly it will come less from the academy than the world mind that the Internet is becoming. 

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PS A Note To 
The Peirce List
Aesthetic has been so tied to the "art world"  (Danto) that its universal meaning has not even begun to evolve. But we will change that. Aesthetics is a characteristic of all human action. The explication of the triad in terms of a sculptor (1st, etc...) is sort of fitting pieces of a puzzle. I see things differently. First is the utterly amorphous and vague and inexpressible penumbra I sense Pierce may have evoked. I see the second as a defining challenge. A bump in the road. I think conscious consideration can accept the free choice of the values-ethical nature of that challenge. If the aim of life is truth and beauty (reasonableness) then it might follow that the proper place for aesthetics is in the third position because aesthetics embraces all action and expression. It is performance. It is representation for real. I respect Peirce and I respect this list and I would respect the "verdict" that such discussion as this is peripheral, self-referential and so forth. If that is so, I will desist and be glad to carry on dialog with anyone who thinks I am on to something. 

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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…