Triadic Philosophy Moves Beyond Speculation
TRIADIC PHILOSOPHY 595 Aphorisms: http://buff.ly/1S11AyO
Let’s take a simple proposition.
We would do better using sun and wind than relying on nuclear plants.
Let’s take another:
We would have a safer world if we cut our military expenses in half and used our wealth to stimulate opportunity for all people.
Now these are actually suppositions. Speculations. Theories. It matters not what we call them, they have no immediate factual basis. Not yet.
Triadic Philosophy moves past speculation in the following way. Instead of proposing a way to consider such issues, it allows these issues to have the status of real signs. That is to say, each of the two sentences that begin this text are a sign that we can consciously consider.
The aim of Triadic Philosophy is to reduce harm via the expanding conscious consideration of all decisions on the basis of their capacity to reduce harm and move existence a step toward its goals of truth, beauty, love and freedom.
How does Triadic Philosophy deal with these weighty propositions?
It literally submits them to an Ethical Index consisting of three action values which Triadic Philosophy regards as ontological and essential to the achievement of progress, for reasons that are articulated in our foundational book of aphorisms.
Tolerance — would consider how the sentences above fare in relation to this term. We might be inclined to include actual consequences of both military and nuclear events and weigh them in our thinking. We might also consider the degree to which zero tolerance of certain behaviors stimulates us to desire a response in kind.
Helpfulness — considering the degree to which an expression or action would stimulate the spread of enablement which is another word for education which is the essence of help.
Democracy — the social value, the affirmation that all have the same rights and the right to the same voice. Not mob action. Considered decision in a society of laws and constitutional probity.
Now it may seem arbitrary to stress this as the ethical index but its pertinence has itself been shown to the satisfaction of the author in a living sample of changes among young people who achieved a spirit of benign iconoclasm and whose actions reflected these three values. It was a result of their learning to sing the Gospel of Mark to melodies and text-based songs created by the author.
But the test of this notion requires only that it lead to an expression and/or action that bodes progress as described above.
I include in the suggested daily routine, which is the practice of Triadic Philosophy, a moment when there is repentance and the receipt of forgiveness, an event which requires repentance.
“Cancel my debts, I cancel all owed me” is a simple version. based on an early early source, of the Lord’s Prayer with its essential lines:
Forgive the wrongs that we have done
As we forgive those who do wrong
After this I suggest communion with what you might see as your higher self or some source of wisdom. A short meditation.
Finally an expression or action should emerge.
An expression could consist of sending the statements above out as messages.
There are many actions that could result.
Triadic Philosophy is for those who see this practical conclusion as the only thing that lets your light shine before the world. Keeping treasures to yourself is fruitless!
Needless to say, Triadic Philosophy anticipates a global revolution based on messaging.
Peirce: CP 2.105 Cross-Ref:††
§5. SPECULATIVE RHETORIC †1
105. All this brings us close to Methodeutic, or Speculative Rhetoric. The practical want of a good treatment of this subject is acute. It is not expected that any general doctrine shall teach men much about methods of solving problems that are familiar to them. But in problems a little remote from those to which they are accustomed, it is remarkable how not merely common minds, but those of the very highest order, stumble about helplessly. No class of thinkers can by anybody be rated higher in heuretic genius than the mathematicians; and yet see how they have boggled over comparatively simple problems of unfamiliar kinds, such as Fermat’s theorems, Steiner’s theorems, the problem of map-coloring, the theory of knots.