The binary division of thought and feelings avoids the fact that thinking in terms of ethics and aesthetics integrates reason and emotion.
Thinking in terms of ethics and aesthetics is the basis of Triadic Philosophy – my term and the title of this summary:
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To divide thought and feeling is to misunderstand ourselves.
Our actions involve both reason and emotion.
Both ethics and aesthetics are a mix of reason and emotion.
Those who contend that action stems from unconscious impulse deny our freedom to stop and think.
Consciousness combines emotion and reason in actions that are tolerant, helpful and democratic.
A binary division is one which turns into opposites things that naturally mingle. Like reason and emotion.
Consciousness is the option that a person uses to express his or her freedom to choose.
Consciousness is the foundation of the realized life.
Ayn Rand was not wrong to insist on thought but her values were neither universal nor apposite.
Libertarians fail when they do not integrate tolerance, democracy and helpfulness with non-idolatry.
Triadic Philosophy is an advance on libertarian thought because it integrates Reality, Ethics and Aesthetics.
Consciousness creates progress by thinking triadically.
The capacity of a third option to break a dualistic logjam is obvious.
The capacity of triadic thinking to elaborate decisions within the flow of time is infinite.