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Triadic Philosophy in a nutshell

The Slow as Molasses Press

Triadic Philosophy is a ground-breaking way of thinking that is universal.  Anyone can and should do it.  It can be explained simply.  It is a way of thinking in threes.  First,  we take a reality we want to deal with. Next,  we run that reality past the terms tolerance, democracy, helpfulness and non-idolatry. This is the universal ethical index of Triadic Philosophy. Finally,  we consider a response that aspires to truth and beauty. Three stages - Reality, Ethics, Aesthetics.   C. S. Peirce said [EP2:258], "Whenever we set out to do anything we ‘go upon’, we base our conduct on facts already known."  He added that our conduct can only rise from memory when our investigations have been "made and reduced to a memorial maxim.”  He is right. We literally imbibe the values by which we live, turning them into the agenda of our minds.

Reality comes first

The Slow as Molasses Press

Aphorism 14 from Triadic Philosophy 100 Aphorisms available from the page above.
Triadic philosophy places reality at the head, ethics as immediately following, and aesthetics as the springboard of all action. As we think we begin with whatever comes up as real and submit these signs to  the ethical. Ethics considers tolerance in its varied senses,  helpfulness or enabling and democracy as universal rights. From ethics we move  to the aesthetic. We complete our thought by imagining an act or expression that follows it. All of this becomes second nature as it it is practiced.

Someone chanced to say, “Good exegesis”.

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The excerpt belowis drawn from the first chapterofThe Robber Baron, Passive Aggressive and Aesthetic Origins of Adam Panflick (Panflick History Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
If I may be bold for a moment, what if I were to say that along with everything else, Panflick is perhaps the leading theologian of his time? That would certainly be worth something.

What if I were to say that Panflick has surpassed even the great Nietzsche as a psychologist? That he has  arrived at a synthesis undreamed of by the unfortunate wanderer of yore. Surely that would raise a brow.

And what, pray tell, would you say, if in these chapters you found a character more fully described, and deeply understood, than even the great Leopold Bloom himself?

None of these things may prove true to your satisfaction. But, humor me. Accord to Panflick the prospect at least of rivaling the great Quixote, the valiant Falstaff, even the enduring composite left to us by the celebrated …