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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Clean, sciende and unmarked. In fact, he said explicitly [ citation needed ] that there were no structural problems with the verb “to be” when used as an auxiliary verb or when used to state existence or location. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Pages are free sanuty marks and binding is sound.

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. With this is mind, 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. Nov 29, Pr0x1mo rated it it was amazing.

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

In addition to the korzybsk factors making this book a difficult read is the author’s application of mathematics and physics to explain, illustrate and justify his concepts. HardcoverFifth Editionpages. 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.


References to this book Motivation and Personality Abraham H. First Edition, Third Printing. We can’t just look at the korzybki meaning of what we say or what we hear.

Ownership signature of important psychologist George A. It comes highly recommended from a friend. Pages clean and free of writing or marks.

Science and Sanity

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. Covers are faded and corners bumped. Jun 18, Steven rated it it was amazing. This could be the most important book I have ever read.

Not for the faint of heart, this is a page book packed to the brim with linguistic insight. Overall, the book is in rough shape and should only be purchased as a reading copy.

Carefully packaged, quickly shipped. Retrieved December 21, Better World Books Ltd Condition: Sixth printing,hardcover with blue cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, ssanity. Dec 08, Academic Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! I think however that he is a bit naive. Korzybski never questions his core belief that there is one territory, a single objective reality that might be shared among semantically educated people, resulting in sanity for all.

Archived from the original on October 7, Our understanding of what is going on sometimes kogzybski similarity of structure with what is actually going on. Apr 24, Kevin scieence it as to-read. 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.


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.

First printing of the second edition, stated. Many interesting studies point saniyy to it. Many devotees and critics of Korzybski reduced his rather complex system to a simple matter of what he said korzybskii the verb form “is” of the general verb “to be. A copy has travelled with me in my life helping me to joyfully reach 56 years of age.

Jan 26, Joe Watkins rated it it was amazing. Fort Worth, Texas, U.

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Therefore talk sane, be sane. Alfred Korzybski Snippet view – In other words, we read unconsciously into the world the structure of the language we use.

And secondly, I believe there is always going to be an inherent problem in using words to discuss words. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

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