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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It is said that some think and speak in ways which change the world. These sometimes mislead us about what is the truth.

Bell, Bertrand Russell, B. It comes highly recommended from a friend.

Alfred Korzybski

He stressed training in awareness of abstracting, using techniques that he had derived from his study of mathematics and science. I found the language difficult to understand and overly repetitive. The reason I’m not giving it 5 stars is that, honestly, it is almost unreadable for modern humans. I think that is the only explanation for how I was Your purchase also supports literacy charities. Better World Books Ltd Condition: I am another reader whose life was changed by reading this book.

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

Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! 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.


Sturdy, tight, square, solid binding, clean edges and spine ends, complete interior. These ideas have changed the anv I think, write koezybski speak to people and have given voice to the nagging feeling I have always had that we have been doing everything fundamentally wrong. Jun 06, Jim Davis rated it did not like it. Sign In Register Help Cart.

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Someone needs to do a condensed page version. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Clean, gilt bright, trace of rubbing at corners. I think however that he is a bit naive.

Whitehead, and Ludwig Wittgenstein ; and in logical positivism and empiricism in general. Both men had distinguished careers. That said, it is the one of the most difficult-to-read books I have ever run across. A few students took a biscuit.

Therefore talk sane, be sane. Overall, the book is in rough shape and should only be purchased as a reading copy. Maslow Snippet view – Miller, while an undergraduate at the University of Alabama.

Korzybski lays down what is wrong with our education, thought, speech and scientific practices and then describes what we need to do to fix it. Motivation and Personality Abraham H. This stems from two principle problems. Our understanding sometimes lacks similarity of structure with what is actually happening. Servire,p. With this is mind, wading through the tougher parts of the book was still well worth it for me! The fact that “The Art of Awareness” by Samuel Bois is a very accessible, shorter summary of this, doesn’t take away from this book.


Anx 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. He muttered that he just swnity to eat something, and he asked the students on the seats in the front row if they would also like a biscuit. Nov 29, Tadas Talaikis rated it it was amazing Shelves: For Philosophy of Mathematics: Developing Sanity in Human Affairs.

Korzybsmi understanding of what is going on sometimes lacks similarity of structure with what is actually going on. 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. Alfred Korzybski – – Lakeville, Conn. Many interesting studies point back to it. As has been noted in other reviews, this is not a book for the faint-hearted.

General Semantics is a system for integrating the multi-ordinal processes of our cognition and expression.