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An Introduction To Non-aristotelian Systems And General Semantics.

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THE INSTITUTE OF GENERAL SEMANTICS was founded in 1938 in Chicago and is now located in Brooklyn, New York. The seminar training program continues to be carried on, and an increasing number of universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools offer courses in general semantics, or integrate the methodology in the teaching of other courses.
ALFRED KORZYBSKI belonged to an old Polish family which had produced mathematicians, engineers, scientists, etc. for generations. Born in Warsaw in 1879, he was trained as an engineer, and during the First World War was attached to the General Staff Intelligence Department of the Second Russian Army. Later he served in various military capacities in this country and Canada. After the publication of Manhood of Humanity in 1921, he remained in the United States and developed the methodology by which his new theory of time-binding could be applied. These studies culminated in Science and Sanity in 1933. He was the Founder and Director of the Institute of General Semantics, established in 1938 as the center for training in his work, and continued to lecture and write until his death in 1950.
Manhood of Humanity, 1921; 2nd Ed. Institute of General Semantics, 1950.
Time-Binding: The General Theory. Two Papers, 1 1926.
"The Role of Language in the Perceptual Processes." Topic IX, Clinical Psychology Symposium 1949-1950 in Perception: An Approach to Personality. Ronald Press, New York, 1951.
Alfred Korzyhski: Collected Writings, 1920-1950, Coll. & Ait. by M. Kendig. Is' Ed. Institute of General Semantics, 1990.