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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Ships from the UK. Institute of General Semantics, Retrieved from ” https: Korzybski was well received in numerous disciplines, as evidenced by the positive reactions from leading figures in the sciences and humanities scienve the s and s.

Aug 13, Alexx rated it liked it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aug 21, Robsclone rated it it was amazing. Aug 01, Nik Kane rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Find Rare Books Book Value.

Correct year of publication 11 Jul 13, People make mistakes when they generalize and confuse orders of abstraction, because those mistakes are beneficial to them.


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Someone needs to do a condensed page version. He argued that human knowledge of the world is limited both by the human nervous system and the languages humans have developed, and thus no one can have direct access to reality, given that the most we can know is that which is filtered through the brain’s responses to reality.

HardcoverFifth Editionpages. Text free of marks. Near Fine Book Edition: Jan 15, Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really liked it – therefore the four stars. May not contain Access Sience or Supplements.

Detailed and dry, but a mind opener if you can bear with it. The Institute of General Semantics. Third Edition, First Printing [stated].

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

A curiosity, to be read with other books of its decade. The dust jacket has one tiny closed nick on the spine otherwise bright and fine also in a fresh protective mylar cover.

Binding tight and square. BELL effect Einstein elimination empirical equations evaluation experience extensional fact abd finite formulated function fundamental geometry given higher order abstractions identification important individual infantile instance involves Korzybski language linguistic logic mathematicians mathematics means mechanism mental methods multiordinal natural nervous system neurological non-aristotelian non-el objective level obvious older oo-valued orders of abstractions pathological physics physiological point of view postulates present primitive principle problems produce propositions protoplasm psychiatry psycho-logical quantum quantum mechanics reactions relations represents sanity scientific semantic disturbances similar space-time statement stimulus struc structural and scisnce Structural Differential sanitty thalamus theory theory of relativity time-binding tion tural un-speakable values variable velocity verbal words.


A very bright aanity fine copy in the original publisher’s blue buckram with gilt stamped spine. Two of them wanted to vomit, put their hands in front of their mouths, and ran out of the lecture hall to the toilet. And secondly, I believe there is always going to be an inherent problem in using words to discuss words.

Some of the hard science is very dated, so you have to filter much of that out. Views Read Edit View history.

He stressed training in awareness of abstracting, using techniques that he had derived from his study of mathematics and science. Retrieved December 21, The seminal work in the study of semantics. Applicable to every moment of waking life.

I had a link posted here in this review because I found a free version of it online and I thought it was now in the public domain. Professional book dealer with storefront since Was my problem because the language of science, metaphysics and psychiatry really that different then?