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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 Snippet view – If I didn’t understand the words and phrases the first time then repeating them several times using the same words and phrases doesn’t help. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It is said that some think and speak in ways which change the world. And secondly, I believe there is always going to be an inherent problem in “Science and Sanity” is perhaps the book that has had the most influence on my thinking.

Many times when we say “is”, we should really think “has” the property of, or the attribute, at this point in timeor “exhibits some of the characteristics of”, and add “etc.

First published in October,Science and Sanity was intended to be a textbook showing how in modern scientific methods we can find factors of sanity, to be tested empirically. In the mids it was not as easy to dig out obscure information as it is today, with the omnipresent Web and its search engines.

Science and Sanity

He had written a book called “Science and Sanity”. Please email alfed if you require a specific, detailed description of the book condition.

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.

Sananab rated it did not like it Jan 10, What makes Biblio different? Sane speak is less in certainties and more in abstractions. The central themes of the book are the enormous influence that language itself has on our thinking, the dangers alfree are inherent in the process of abstraction that underlies language, and the need to be fully aware of them: He thought that certain uses of the verb “to be”, called the “is of identity” and the “is of predication “, were faulty in structure, e. Was this “science” just a product of A.


Our understanding of what is going on sometimes lacks similarity of structure with what is actually going on. General Semantics is a system for integrating the multi-ordinal processes of our cognition and expression.

Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics

The book is dense, the prose a bit turgid AK was Polish and English was his fifth languagebut Science and Sanity has been for decades on the list of top ten non-fiction books that have influenced me deeply.

Korzybski maintained that humans are limited in what they know by 1 the structure of their nervous systems, and 2 the structure of their languages. He met Mira Edgerly, [1] a painter of portraits on ivory, shortly after the Armistice ; They married in January ; the marriage lasted until his death.

Covers are faded and corners bumped. Correct year of publication. Unexpectedly – at least to me – the complete book is now available on the web. Korzybski thought that people do not have access to direct knowledge of reality; rather they have access sajity perceptions and to a set of beliefs which human society has confused with direct knowledge of reality.

The Institute of General Semantics. Korzybski does this by presenting his readers with numerous concepts, drawn from anthropology, biology, education, logic, mathematics, neurology, physics, physiology, psychiatry, semantics, and other disciplines.

In addition to the other factors making this book a difficult read is the author’s application of mathematics and physics to explain, illustrate and justify his concepts. Not only her interpretation, but also the emotions it evokes, are seen as legitimate subjects for study under the heading of “General Semantics”.

Pace – – In Donald E. Korzybski’s work held a annd that human beings are limited in what they know by the structure of their nervous systems, and the structure of their languages.

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Their books in turn encouraged me to take an interest in the philosophical foundations of science: Today the teachings of “Science and Sanity” seem as relevant as when they were written, especially in the light of our present tendency to attach labels to persons, and groups of persons, whom we like or dislike, and to see the world in terms of black and aofred Was my problem because the I am a fan of classic science fiction and the many korsybski to general semantics by authors such as A.

On it was a big picture of a dog’s head and the words “Dog Cookies. Born in Warsaw, Polandthen part of the Russian EmpireKorzybski belonged to an aristocratic Polish family whose members had worked as mathematiciansscientistsand engineers for generations.

Owner’s plate and signature inside front cover. Algebraic Semantics for Deductive Systems. Two of them wanted to vomit, put their hands in front of their mouths, and ran out of the lecture hall to the toilet. 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. He called kkorzybski awareness, this goal of his acience, “consciousness of abstracting.

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The dust jacket has one tiny closed nick on the spine otherwise bright and fine also in a fresh protective mylar cover. Feb 29, Ian rated it it was amazing.

Book has very faint wear to extremities. Ships from the UK. Pages are free of marks and binding is sound. Engineerphilosophermathematician. This is done by allowing enough time for the emotional portion of the response to rise to the surface and be identified so that you don’t just react to something you hear without knowing why your response came out the way it did.

Unfortunately, I don’t h I started reading this online.