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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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Although I couldn’t make it all the way through this book when I tried in my teens, I remember being awed by some of the ideas presented in this weighty tome those that I could understand.

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Or maybe I’m missing the whole point. However, I have the impression that Mr. Anyone who takes the time to absorb Korzybski will never listen to language the same way. Alfred Korzybski – – Lakeville, Conn.

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

Our understanding sometimes lacks similarity of structure with what is actually happening. His best known dictum is ” The map is not the territory “.

It was even acceptable at times to use the faulty forms of the verb “to be,” as long as one was aware of their structural limitations. Time-Binding, the General Theory. Selected pages Title Page. The fantastic science fiction adventures described in “The World of Null-A” and “The Pawns of Null-A” made me wonder if there really was any such thing as “General semantics”.

He called this awareness, this goal of his system, “consciousness of abstracting”. What could an adolescent schoolboy possibly want from this dusty volume? If I didn’t understand the words and phrases the first time then repeating them several times using the same sciencr and phrases doesn’t help. First printing of the second edition, stated. Moderate surface and edge wear. I read all of it save the appendices back in the sixties and was very impressed.

Korzybska, Mira Edgerly – portrait of three sisters or a triptych? WarsawVistula CountryRussian Empire. Korzybski was well received in numerous disciplines, as evidenced by the positive reactions from leading figures in the sciences and humanities in the korzybsik and s.

Korzybski’s work held a view that human beings are limited in what they know by the structure of their nervous systems, and the structure of their languages. Request removal from index.


User Review – Flag as inappropriate Indispensable. This should not be confused with semantics. He founded the Institute of General Semantics in and directed it until his death in Then he tore the white paper from the biscuits, in order to reveal the original packaging.

Whitehead, and Ludwig Wittgenstein ; and in logical positivism and empiricism in general. Bell, Bertrand Russell, B. This book is my 1 must read for all.

Alfred Korzybski

Dutton published Korzybski’s first book, Manhood of Humanityin Earl The Pearls Published: I read it age 14 and it felt like I was wandering around inside my home, it also changed me and how I understand language, cognition, misinterpretation, misunderstanding, manipulation and religion. The other was by Anatol Rapoport: Korzybs,i 01, Nik Kane rated it really liked it Shelves: Dust jacket has light wear to corners; fore edges a slightly age toned, as is rear panel; one very small blemish on spine.

He is remembered for developing the theory of lafred semantics.