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The goal of Triadic Philosophy

The goal of Triadic Philosophy is to propound a universally applicable mode of thinking that leads to "good" expressions and actions.

The premise of Triadic Philosohy is indeed that we are in continual dialogue with ourselves and that we can refine and even direct such dialog via conscious decisions we can make.

The urge to live and to do what we will and to share with others - reflect values but are not what I mean by universal values. I contend that there are four basic values that have operated to create progress over time. Tolerance, democracy, helpfulness and non-idolatry. These are complementary and interactive with non-idolatry, essentially the first commandment, functioning as a brake on our assumptions of infallibility.

In my view conscious thought begins with and is demonstrated by the fact that we choose values.
"We value, therefore we are." History is the sum and aggregate of every human act and is influenced by the choice of values.

There is indeed truth in the notion that we think in threes and that binary thinking is inherently stunted, as it applies to life generally.

I will continue to defend reality, ethics and aesthetics as a root template for conscious thinking.
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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…