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Some Ties Between Triadic Philosophy and Charles Sanders Peirce

I see the pragmatic maxim as a foundational insistence that all thought move toward some experimental process by which it can be validated. Thus in matters of religion, which can be described as supposition, the PM might place some weight on the experience Peirce describes in the NA (Neglected Argument). The implication being that the process of musement can lead to better expressions and behaviors.

Triadic Philosophy holds this point of view explicitly and argues that there is an inherent, positive result (reduction of possible harm) in conscious consideration of signs in terms of Reality Ethics and Aesthetics, using the ethical index of democracy, helpfulness, tolerance and non-idolatry and the aesthetic prod to truth-beauty, beauty-truth to create a positive expression or result.

The Neglected Argument of Peirce is not something I read before developing Triadic Philosophy.

Much of Triadic Philosophy is an amalgamation of about 10 years spent wrestling with Neitzsche (including a trip to Sils-Maria), decades of involvement with a critique of Christianity focusing on creedal messianism and experience in the world of mental health and with the thinking behind Roberto Assagioli's Psythosynthesis.

I saw Peirce as the generator of TP because his realistic premises seemed to me immensely relevant for now and the future. So I sit somewhat light to the text of NA and happily advance my own experience of using the elements of Triadic Philosophy to achieve results similar to those suggested by Peirce in NA and elsewhere.

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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…