Alfred Korzybski: Collected Writings, 1920-1950

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M. Kendig
Institute of GS, 1990 - General semantics - 915 pages
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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

DISCUSSION
1
FATE AND FREEDOM
11
PATENT APPLICATION EDUCATIONAL APPLIANCE
31
THE BROTHERHOOD OF DOCTRINES
39
THE GENERAL THEORY First Paper
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THE GENERAL THEORY Second Paper
93
THE HUMAN WORTH OF RIGOROUS THINKING
149
ALEXANDER VASILIEVITCH VASILIEV July 2 1853October 6 1929
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FOREWORD
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COMMUNICATION
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LETTERS ABOUT KEYSERS
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THE SCIENCE OF MAN
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INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION 1941
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SUPPLEMENTARY BIBLIOGRAPHY li
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FOREWORD August 1941
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A VETERANS READJUSTMENT AND EXTENSIONAL METHODS 1945
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AUTHORS NOTE Dated February 1948
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THE INTERNATIONAL NONARISTOTELIAN
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Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski A Biographical Sketch by Charlotte Schuchardt
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IV
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Relevant to founding of Nonaristotelian or General Semantics
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THE SCIENCE PRESS PRINTING COMPANY DISTRIBUTORS
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VI
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INDEX OF PERSONAL NAMES
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