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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Things that surprise me. Shortly after I read “Science and Sanity”I enjoyed two rather alfree accessible books. First Edition, Third Printing. This book examines the fundamentals of thinking, ranging from the basic senses, to mathematics, to psychology.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. International Non-Aristotelian Library, History of Western Philosophy. People make mistakes when they generalize and confuse orders of abstraction, because those mistakes are beneficial to them. Pages clean and free of writing or marks. Dec 08, Academic Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: It turned out that nobody had borrowed the book. The book definitely had an effect on the way I think about things.

Language Habits in Human Affairs: Some of the hard science is very dated, so you have to filter much of that out. Alexander Holik rated it it was amazing May 31, He received an engineering education in Warsaw, fought with the Russian army in WW I, was injured and sent to North America in late to co-ordinate the shipment of war supplies to Russia. Sane speak is less in certainties and more in abstractions. If you have no previous background with semantics or linguistics philosophy, you might want to read “Language in thought and action” or “tyranny of words”, as well as Korzybski’s “Manhood of Humanity,” first.


HardcoverFifth Editionpages. Very good clean tight copy. 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 a biscuit.

Correct year of publication. Science and Sanity – Alfred Korzybski. Light bump to lower front corner, rubbing with some color loss to spine tips and less so to corners, spine dull, still a very go Edition: 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. First edition, first printing.

This is a book that I want to read again every single year – it has a lifetime’s worth of knowledge that I hope to grasp even a tiny fraction of.

Return to Book Page. And what about the “Semantic Institute” at “Korzybski Square”? Book has very faint wear to extremities. But she may be wondering if instead it is a sign of his bad conscience.

Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski, A Reader’s Treasury Review by Bobby Matherne

Bell, Bertrand Russell, B. Miller has added a quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes on the copyright page. Each time I think about a problem in my life or in the wo I am another reader whose life was changed by reading this book.

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.

Fourth edition, sixth printing, We find Elizabeth not in the verbal domain, the world of words, but the nonverbal domain the two, he said, amount to different orders of abstraction. As the space age dawned and interplanetary probes became a reality, I often recalled that saniy.

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With four related pamphlets laid in. Owner’s plate and signature inside front cover. And secondly, I believe there is always going to be an inherent problem in using words to discuss words.

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

Classic highly acclaimed text presents a detailed and complex compilation of the author’s preeminent multidisciplinary work in the field of general semantics, including his theory of humankind: Aug 14, Flemming Funch rated it really liked it.

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. To ask other readers questions about Science and Sahityplease sign up. 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.

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Servire,p. Institute of General Semantics, 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. His fellow students—there were 38 in all—included young Samuel I. Jun 18, Steven rated it it was amazing.

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