Science and Sanity has ratings and 29 reviews. Steven said: I Korzybski’s insight into the importance of language/semantics/reasoning is without equal. Korzybski, A. (). Science and sanity. An introduction to non-Aristotelian systems and general semantics. Oxford, England: International Non-Aristotelian Libr. Results 1 – 19 of 19 Science and Sanity by Korzybski, Alfred and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Karen Wickliff – Books Published: General Semantics is a system for integrating the multi-ordinal processes of our cognition and expression.

Korzybski’s work held a view that human beings csience limited in abd they know by the structure of their nervous systems, and the structure of their languages. Note that this premise uses the phrase “is not”, a form of “to be”; this and many other examples show that he did not intend to abandon “to be” as such. One day, Korzybski was giving a lecture to a group of students, and he interrupted the lesson suddenly in order to retrieve a packet of biscuits, wrapped in white paper, from his briefcase.

Alexander Holik sfience it it was amazing May 31, Miller, while an undergraduate at the University of Alabama. Want to Read saving…. When I first read thus book, I sought-out to improve my verbal-currency and communication. Showing best matches Show all copies. This is a blanket description.


Common terms and phrases A. Our understanding of what is going on sometimes lacks similarity of structure with what is actually going wnd. 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: Preface by Russell Meyers.

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

Sixth printing,hardcover with blue cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, pp. Spine a little rubbed, else a very good or better copy. He learned the Polish language at home and the Russian language in schools; and having a French and German governesshe became fluent in four languages as a child.

Sceince really liked it – therefore the four stars. A Squared Books Published: This was expressed by Korzybski’s most famous premise, ” the map is not the territory “.


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

Trivia About Science and Sanit An intimidating book, but well worth it. I found the language difficult to asnity and overly repetitive. Particularly, as indicated in the title, within the practice of science. Weinberg’s Levels of Knowing and Existence to be much a more accessible work on the subject.

Aug 21, Robsclone rated it it was amazing. After the war he decided to remain in the United States, becoming a naturalized citizen in The reason I’m not sscience it 5 stars is that, honestly, it is almost unreadable for modern humans.

Covers are faded and corners bumped.

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The seminal work in the study of semantics. 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 korzynski tome those that I could understand. Oct 20, DryTung rated it it was amazing.