Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics. Front Cover · Alfred Korzybski. Institute of GS, – Language Arts. “The map is not the territory.” That was my first introduction to the work of Count Alfred Korzybski. I heard those words in a Bandler and Grinder(1) Seminar in. Find Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski- at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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Alfred Korzybski

Things that surprise me. Some of the hard science is very dated, so you have to filter much of that out. As has been noted in other reviews, this is not a book for the faint-hearted.

Unexpectedly – at least to me – the complete book is now available on the web. To my mind, it does not matter very much whether Korzybski’s work is based on original research or is just a compilation of previous contributions. Owner’s plate and signature inside front cover. In other words, we read unconsciously into the world the structure of the language we use. Owner’s plate and signature inside front cover. A synonym for this is lying. This could be the most important book I have ever read.

Sep 16, Marius rated it really liked it. He called this awareness, this goal of his system, “consciousness of abstracting”. Ownership signature of important psychologist George A.


It is not language that is lagging, but it’s economic understanding, that creates this imbalance. An Introduction to General Semantics. Once you embark upon this journey, your disposition in life will never be the same, that i algred guarantee. However, I have the impression that Mr.

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Miller has added a quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes on the copyright page. By all accounts Korzybski had a strong and colorful personality. Fourth edition, sixth printing, No doubt especially true if one is building up a complex schemata. I understand that it is implying that we need to address language in a much fuller way.

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Institute of General Semantics. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

Science and Sanity an Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics

Sign in Create an account. Robots, Men and Minds by Ludwig von Bertalanffy. Korzybski was well received in numerous disciplines, as evidenced by the positive reactions from leading figures in the sciences and humanities in the s and s. History of Western Philosophy. Science Logic and Mathematics. Many devotees and critics of Korzybski reduced his rather complex system to a simple matter of what he said about the verb form “is” of the general verb “to be.


Dutton published Korzybski’s first book, Manhood of Humanityin I wish that General Semantics had truly caught on. Science and Sanity By Alfred Korzybski.

A Study in Comparative Intellectual History. Semantics and Ethics of Propaganda. He muttered that he just had to eat something, and he asked the students on the seats in the front row if they would also like korzbyski biscuit.

Alfred Korzybski – Wikipedia

Time-Binding, the General Theory. What I retained is that a map is not the territory, and that there can be as anx maps as there are individual minds. After the war he decided to stay in the United States.

Archived from the original on October 7, Born in Warsaw, Polandthen part of the Russian EmpireKorzybski belonged to an aristocratic Polish family whose members had worked as mathematiciansscientistsand engineers for generations.

Humans lorzybski experience the world directly, but only through their “abstractions” nonverbal impressions or “gleanings” derived from the nervous system, and verbal indicators korzyvski and derived from language.

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