Alfred Korzybski: Collected Writings, 1920-1950

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Institute of GS, 1990 - General semantics - 915 pages
ALFRED KORZYBSKI (1879-1950), a pioneering giant in the intellectual world over three decades, was a forerunner in emphasizing many of the issues only now receiving wide recognition (for example, psychological consequences of the "new" physics, impact of neuro-linguistic & neuro-semantic terminology & awareness, psychosomatic non-separation, the importance of the structure of language in skewing our perceptions & communications, the powerful life implications of paradigm shifts, etc.). These COLLECTED WRITINGS, brought together for the first time, photographed from the originals where feasible, reveal the evolution of his work since its beginnings in 1920. They show the process that led from his "Manhood of Humanity" (1921) to "Science & Sanity; An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems & General Semantics" (1933), for which he is most widely known. The "Supplementaries" included in the collection pointedly show that after the climactic publication of "Science & Sanity," in another sense his work was just beginning. Korzybski synthesized the new trends into a system with methods through which the emerging outlooks could be learned & taught, calling his methodology "General Semantics." An indispensable "working edition" & reference guide for all those who wish to study the development not only of Korzybski's work, but also the impact of major intellectual changes in our culture during the first half of this century. Experiencing them through these pages will shed new light on present concerns. No one--scholar, student, or layman-- who is interested in how humans size up & organize their worlds, will want to be without this unfolding vision of the process of system-building.
 

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Contents

FATE AND FREEDOM
11
PATENT APPLICATION EDUCATIONAL APPLIANCE
31
THE BROTHERHOOD OF DOCTRINES
39
THE GENERAL THEORY First Paper
55
THE GENERAL THEORY Second Paper
93
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101
THE HUMAN WORTH OF RIGOROUS THINKING
149
DISCUSSION
159
FOREWORD
423
FOREWORD
437
FOREWORD
445
COMMUNICATION
457
EXTENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE PROCESS OF ABSTRACTING
479
FOREWORD
493
FOREWORD
507
FRANK ON FREEDOM
525

A NONARISTOTELIAN SYSTEM AND ITS NECESSITY
165
11
171
LETTERS ABOUT KEYSERS
183
THE APPLICATION
189
13
205
NEUROSEMANTIC AND NEUROLINGUISTIC MECHANISMS
225
EXTENSIONALIZATION
237
EXTENSIONALIZATION
257
OVERUNDER DEFINED TERMS
265
Korzybskis Letter to CoWorkers 1934 on Nonaristotelian Training 729
267
GENERAL SEMANTICS AND YOU THE FOUNDATIONS
271
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21
306
INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION 1941
311
SUPPLEMENTARY BIBLIOGRAPHY li
357
FOREWORD August 1941
363
FOREWORD with M Kendig Dated June 1942
369
SCIENCE SANITY AND HUMANISM
381
SOME NONARISTOTELIAN DATA ON EFFICIENCY
389
FOREWORD 1943 to THE ESSENCE OF JUDAISM BY HANS KOHN
399
COMMUNICATION
415
SARGENT ON EDUCATION
531
A VETERANS READJUSTMENT AND EXTENSIONAL METHODS 1945
539
AN EXTENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE PROCESS
563
AN INTRODUCTION
573
ON INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES
587
TOWARD A NEW GENERAL SYSTEM
609
AUTHORS NOTE Dated February 1948
615
THE INTERNATIONAL NONARISTOTELLAN
616
TIMEBINDING AND HUMAN POTENTIALITIES
625
UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN POTENTIALITIES KEY
635
BELIEVE
643
ON GENERAL SEMANTICS AND PHYSICOMATHEMATICAL
665
THE ROLE OF LANGUAGE IN THE PERCEPTUAL PROCESSES
683
Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski A Biographical Sketch by Charlotte Schuchardt
737
General Semantics Congresses
749
Relevant to founding of Nonaristotelian or General Semantics
783
VI
843
THE SCIENCE PRESS PRINTING COMPANY DISTRIBUTORS
859
INDEX OF PERSONAL NAMES
909
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