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An Introduction To Non-aristotelian Systems And General Semantics.

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150 IV. STRUCTURAL FACTORS IN A LANGUAGES
aspects. Most human difficulties, and 'mental' ills, are of non-el affective origin, extremely difficult to control or regulate by el means. Yet, we now see that purely technical scientific discoveries, because structural, have unsuspected and far-reaching beneficial affective semantic components. Perhaps, instead of keeping such discoveries for the few 'highbrows', who never use them fully, we could introduce them as structural, semantic and linguistic devices into elementary schools, with highly beneficial psycho-logical results. There is really no difficulty in explaining what has been said here about structure to children and training them in appropriate s.r. The effect of doing so, on sanity, would be profound and lasting.