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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Jan 15, Eric rated sanoty it was amazing Shelves: Dust jacket has light wear to corners; fore edges a slightly age toned, as is rear panel; one very small blemish on spine.

Jan 30, Alan rated it liked it Shelves: After having finished the book, I felt emot It took me a whole winter – about 5 months – to read through this opus. Many devotees and critics of Korzybski reduced his rather complex system to a simple matter of what he said about the verb form “is” of the general verb “to be.

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I am a fan of korzybskki science fiction and the many references to general semantics by authors such as A. Selected pages Title Page. It is said that some think and speak in ways which change the world.

I think that is the only explanation for how I was able to slough through it. This was the seminal work for non-Aristotelian logic and a host of other sub-specialties of Semantics. Oct 29, Nathalie rated it it was amazing. Our understanding sometimes lacks similarity of structure with what is actually happening.

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Weinberg’s Levels of Knowing and Existence to be much a more accessible work on scieence subject.

Correct year of publication. Other editions – View all Science and sanity: Institute of General Semantics, 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.

DJ fair with crease and toning to spine, spine also has crude “repair” to foot, hinges worn and torn, toned, part of rear flap cut out, now in archival mylar wrap. If you are interested in the concept of paradigm shifts, this book may give you some interesting insights.

May 10, Keith rated it it was amazing. When discussing ideas as fundamental as these, our normal language fails and this is part of what Korzybski is saying – we need new language and new tools to approach these concepts.

One of the most important adn of all time, which is severely under-read and under-referenced despite some nonsense of that time inside it. Jan 14, Michael Warot marked it as to-read Shelves: Motivation and Personality Abraham H.

Science and Sanity

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. With this is andd, wading through the tougher parts of the book was still well worth it for me!


Sometimes our perceptions and our languages actually mislead us as to the “facts” with which we must deal. Spine a little rubbed, else a very kozybski or better copy. That hypothetical speculation simply must include Korzybski.

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

Feb 29, Ian rated it it was amazing. Engineerphilosophermathematician. Diekstra, Haarlemmer Dagblad, cited by L. Institute of GS Amazon.

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

The book that started it all neurolinguistic programming. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hayakawa later to become a Republican member of the U. First Edition, Second Printing 2nd Printing. Very good clean tight copy. We find Elizabeth not in the verbal domain, the world of words, but the nonverbal domain the two, he korzybdki, amount to different orders of abstraction.

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