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The best thing about Pierce was that he thought in threes

Conveyance within triads

I suppose the best thing about Pierce was that he thought in threes. When it comes to how this actually takes place in the real world I have a sense of a line in the sand between the sorts of abstract thinking that take place beyond the ordinary world of this and that. In the latter world Triadic Philosophy believes that triads are real and, yes, they do contain and convey and process information. For example. If what Pierce calls the Icon or First is those two reflected lights, no wait four, that I see in my window, as visible as the desk lamp they reflect, they are indeed real. Just as the sound of me scratching my head is real. Now if I have decreed to myself that the Index or second consists of four terms that make sense to me as ethical benchmarks, it shows (me) that a Second or Index can and does contain information. It is interposed between Reality and the Third in the triad which is Aesthetics (the conclusive element which will soon contain information derived from the incipient meeting of the Sign Icon First (those lamp reflections) and the Second Index (information) which consists of the terms Tolerance, Helpfulness, Democracy and Non-idolatry.

Now to put that colander to work. From where I sit these reflections are real and I have no idea why they remain so ineffably stable. The cords which hang from the building across the Broadway blow in the light wind. But these lights are as stable as the objects between me and the window.
I surmise that I can tolerate this miracle. My flexibility is such that I can regard it as real. It is part of vision and perception.
It helps to be able to take what one actually sees as part of reality. It would make me better able to empathize with any account of anyone else’s perception. Even to honor it.
Democracy? All have a right to their visions without regard to their sophistication or even their truth. Acceptance is, in this sense, all.
Non-idolatry. We have been given the capacity to see things in ways unique to us but at the same time by sharing what we see we unearth commonalities and can arrive at the joy that the Holy One takes in recounting to Job the wonders of creation.
I then arrive at the threshold of the Third Aesthetic and I say to myself what Keats said – Truth is beauty. Beauty is truth. And I am impelled to EXPRESS this with the sentence Reality is beautiful.
And my action is to send this along in response to the notion that  the first contains all the information, for it seems that the Second contains essential information. And that it is the Third – the aesthetic action – that contains the fruit of the entire consideration which is Triadic Philosophy.
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Is Triadic Philosophy a track worth the traveling?

Bedrock Phenomenology

Is Triadic Philosophy a track worth the traveling? Today I got a comment regarding the text noted below that said in part  “Peirce’s three categories as phenomenological bedrock has not been exploited, in my opinion …” This seems to me to underline the possibility that by employing the terms Icon, Index and Symbol as the root and allowing our minds to supply what we muse to be relevant representations we can develop productive philosophy that addresses everyday issues triadically. This is somewhat like what I did initially after my jump to Reality, Ethics and Aesthetics as the three fundamental steps (Icon, Index, Symbol) of conscious thought in Triadic Philosophy. Taking anything as the reality, posing an ethical “blunt truth” and then moving to a suggestion of an aesthetic expression and/or action would fill (symbolize) the bill for a pedagogy based on this mode of thinking. The text that the comment above references is here:
Changing Your Heart and Mind: Triadic Philosophy in A Nut Shell http://buff.ly/1CijFgk
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If You Are In The Mood for Having Your Mind Expanded

Triadic Guideposts

As Triadic Philosophy Develops it becomes easier to share and to teach. If you wish to edge into the subject here is the order you should explore:
Triadic Values Starter Kit http://buff.ly/15tUoou
Changing Your Heart and Mind: Triadic Philosophy in A Nut Shellhttp://buff.ly/1CcdkoI
Three Helpful Habits: DIY to Get Your Life on Track (Triadic Philosophy Book 2) http://buff.ly/1CcdWdP
Triadic Philosophy 100 Aphorisms http://buff.ly/1CPSb1C
There is a tributary to this stream that is what I see as an evolution of the Christian religion from its enclosed institutional forms into the basis for a universal spirituality. This spirituality infuses Triadic Philosophy. It takes its place in this iteration under the heading of Abba’s Way. This is because it employs the name Abba rather than God and because it takes as its basic text The Lord’s Prayer which is, on the basis of Jesus’ advice, addressed to Abba. It rejects Christian messianism which is the premise upon which the religion is based. It affirms the universal values of Jesus and the essential nature of Reality as a creation which is continuous and which has a goal.
Here are some of the works that represent this emphasis, again in an order that moves from a beginning perspective to more advanced material.
Hymns and Songs (Abba’s Way Book 1) http://buff.ly/1xyLg9r
The Lord’s Prayer: Twelve Lines to Make A Revolution (Abba’s Way Book 2) http://buff.ly/1xyLAVG
Jesus Speak: An urgent message for now  http://buff.ly/1xyLWvB
The Jesus Interview: Including Abba’s Way – A Universal Spirituality http://buff.ly/1BFPl2iT
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Get the cars out

I live at the junction of 34th Street, 6th Avenue and Broadway. Out my window is Macy’s and the open space in front of it. I am a few blocks from where Bob Simon was killed when the Lincoln Town Car he was in crashed unaccountably into a Mercedes. The hailing of NYC is a cop out because the solution to what planners and designers are creeping toward over time is a big step beyond NYC. It is car free cities. I mean mile square areas that are sans cars period. Until this little notion is duly lodged in the psyches of planners and designers we will not even be on a page whose continuation would move to the heading “viable future”. It is nice that we finally see the crucifixion of the public space. That is going on within blocks of me. The bank removed the tables in front of it on 32d Street. Glass started falling from a new high rise kitty corner from the Empire State Building, completely disabling the public space that was (manditorily) placed there. Meanwhile, the city is turning itself over to money-launderers from all over who can somehow operate with impunity while we do not think clearly about what Christopher Alexander, C. A. Doxiadis, Jane Jacobs approached without saying outright —  get the cars out.

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Triadic Philosophy – What’s Universal?

Any pattern that is repeated everywhere
Anything ontological
(I would hazard universal values and anything teleological)
That about does it
Universal Good and Evil: Parsing The Twenty Values We All Live By http://buff.ly/1DR5cL5
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