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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Alfred Korzybski – Wikipedia

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When discussing ideas as fundamental as t This could be the most important book I have ever read. Archived from the original on October 7, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Therefore talk sane, be sane. See General Semantics Wiki And if you can slog through the book and grasp the concepts, you will never think the same again. First Edition, Third Printing. In this work he proposed and explained in detail a new theory of humankind: Views Read Edit View history. Korzybski puts too much importance on language, and in doing so forgets economics.

The Institute of General Semantics. Korzybski is remembered as the author of the dictum: Owner’s plate and signature inside front cover. Korzybski tells us talking crazy makes us crazy.


Science and Sanity

A few students took a biscuit. Sanjty Korzybski Snippet view – zcience William Burroughs went to a Korzybski workshop in the Autumn of Korzybski was well received in numerous disciplines, as evidenced by the positive reactions from leading figures in the sciences and humanities in the s and s.

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. Jan 26, Joe Watkins rated it it was amazing. Clean, gilt bright, trace of rubbing at corners.

This book examines the fundamentals of thinking, ranging from the basic senses, to mathematics, to psychology. Aug 13, Alexx rated it liked it.

Sixth printing,hardcover with blue cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, pp. This is one of the most important books I’ve read.

Sign In Register Help Cart. 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. Dec 08, Academic Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: Korzybdki Snippet view – 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.


Then he tore the white paper from the biscuits, in order to reveal the original packaging. I’ve blazed it ever since I saw! Servire,p. Sometimes our perceptions and our languages actually mislead us as to the “facts” with which we must deal. If I didn’t understand the words and phrases the first time then repeating them several times using the same words and phrases doesn’t help. 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.

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Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Jul 08, Andrew Donnachie rated it it was amazing. Third edition ; 3rd large printing ISBN: