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An Introduction To Non-aristotelian Systems And General Semantics.

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CONTENTS
PAGE
A NOTE ON ERRATA
xii
PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION 1993 by ROBERT P. PULA
xiii
PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION 1958 by RUSSELL MEYERS, M.I
3. xxiii
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE, 1958
xxix
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION 1948
xxxi
INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION 1941
SECTION
A.
Recent Developments and the Founding of the Institute of General Semantics
xxxvii
B.
Some Difficulties to be Surmounted
xxxix
1. ATTITUDES OF 'PHILOSOPHERS', ETC
xxxix
2. PERPLEXITIES IN THEORIES OF 'MEANING'
xlii
3. INADEQUACY OF FORMS OF REPRESENTATION AND THEIR STRUCTURAL
REVISION xIv
4. IDENTIFICATIONS AND MIS-EVALUATIONS
xlvi
5. METHODS OF THE MAGICIAN
xlviii
C.
Revolutions and Evolutions
xlviii
D.
A Non-aristotelian Revision (Tabulated)
lii
E.
New Factors: The Havoc They Play with our Generalizations
lv
F.
Non-aristotelian Methods
lvii
1. NEUROLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF EXTENSIONALIZATION
lvii
2. NEURO-SEMANTIC RELAXATION
lix
3. EXTENSIONAL DEVICES AND SOME APPLICATIONS
lx
4. IMPLICATIONS OF THE STRUCTURE OF LANGUAGE
lxii
G.
defined Terms .
lxiv
H.
The Passing of the Old Aristotelian Epoch
lxix
1. 'MAGINOTLINE MENTALITIES'
lxix
2. WARS OF AND ON NERVES
lxxi
3. HITLER AND PSYCHO-LOGICAL FACTORS IN HIS LIFE
lxxiii
4. EDUCATION FOR INTELLIGENCE AND DEMOCRACY
lxxv
I.
Constructive Suggestions
lxxvii
Conclusion
. lxxx
Supplementary bibliography
lxxxiii
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION 1933
lxxxix
BOOK I A GENERAL SURVEY OF NON-ARISTOTELIAN FACTORS
PARTI PRELIMINARIES
CHAPTER
PAGE
I.
Aims, Means and Consequences of a Non-aristotelian Revision 7
II.
Terminology and Meanings section
19
A. On Semantic Reactions
19
B. On the Unspeakable Objective Level
34
C. On 'Copying' in our Nervous Reactions
36