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Drive Yourself Sane

Author : Susan Presby Kodish
ISBN : 0970066465
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Science And Sanity

Author : Alfred Korzybski
ISBN : 0937298018
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Author : Bruce I. Kodish
ISBN : 0970066422
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"That's a crazy book " Albert Einstein said in the early 1950s, when asked his impression of Alfred Korzybski's 1933 work "Science and Sanity." More than a decade later, Richard Feynman found Korzybski's notion of "time-binding" crucial for answering the question "What is science?." Feynman didn't know that it was Alfred Korzybski who had coined the term "time-binding" in his first, 1921, book "Manhood of Humanity" to label what he considered the defining characteristic of humans: the potential of each generation to start where the former leaves off and thus to accumulate useful knowledge at an ever-accelerating rate. In the exact sciences and technology, time-binding seems to work reasonably well. In the rest of human life, not so much. Korzybski, a patriotic Polish nobleman and an engineer who had lived under Tsarist tyranny and had seen the horrors of World War I on the Eastern Front before coming to the United States, realized the results of the disparity between rapid but narrow scientific-technological advancement and broader but snail-paced ethical-social development: a seemingly endless cycle of crises, revolutions and wars. Seeking a way out, he studied a broad range of disciplines from physics to psychiatry-fields that others felt had little to do with each other-and discovered factors of sanity in physico-mathematical methods. Comparing the ways of thinking that scientists and mathematicians exemplify when working at their best and the ways of thinking that they and other people unsanely or insanely tend to use the rest of the time, Korzybski linked science and sanity in a new world outlook with an accompanying methodology (labeled 'general semantics')-simple enough to teach children. Traces of Korzybski's pioneering work can be found today in a variety of fields such as cognitive science, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, communication, media ecology, medicine, organizational development, philosophical counseling and philosophy, etc. In spite of this, Korzybski's radically interdisciplinary work remains relatively unassimilated into standard academic fields and hard to accurately fit into familiar popular categories. Thus, Korzybski, who originated the saying "The map is not the territory," remains a relatively neglected and misunderstood figure, shrouded in controversy: some people have considered him a genius while others have called him a crank. Drawing on an array of sources including Korzybski's personal correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, and both published and unpublished writings, as well as personal discussions and interviews with some of Korzybski's closest co-workers, Bruce I. Kodish situates Korzybski's contributions in the context of his times and provides surprising insights into his work as a whole. Kodish's clear prose provides a compellingly readable narrative of Korzybski's very busy, sometimes too busy, exciting and exhausting life while making accessible some of the most complex areas of Korzybski's thought. For years to come, this outstanding biography will remain the standard work on Alfred Korzybski's extraordinarily adventurous and significant life and work.

Alfred Korzybski

Author : M. Kendig
ISBN : 0910780080
Genre : General semantics
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Fifty-six items, plus documentary 'supplements', can be considered a biographical as well as theoretical working edition of the origins and development of Korzybski's revolutionary system called "general semantics".

Ht Avoid Making A Fool Of Your

Author : R. Wayne Pace
ISBN : 0986076473
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book furnishes a most practical guide for problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal relations, self-management, and personal fulfillment. It brings the philosophy of general semantics to the challenges of everyday living and demonstrates that through its use one can live more productively and sanely.

Sensible Thinking For Turbulent Times

Author : Martin H. Levinson
ISBN : 9780595842124
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In these times of rapid change and constant upheaval, can we learn to think and communicate more effectively-at home, in school, on the job, and as citizens in the larger world? This book, which is based on the formulations of "general semantics," says yes, yes, and yes! Topics in it include practical ways to improve your thinking ability, emotional self-management, creativity, and analysis of important social issues. "Buyer beware: Reading this book could result in serious improvements in your approach to self, to others, and to the ways you interact with the world." -Andrea Johnson, President, Institute of General Semantics "This book provides a highly practical guide for problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal relations, and personal fulfillment." -Steve Stockdale, Executive Director, Institute of General Semantics "Sensible Thinking for Turbulent Times brings the great ideas of general semantics into the 21st century in a clear and accessible manner." -Lance Strate, President, Media Ecology Association "Martin Levinson has done an excellent job of applying sensible thinking to current problems. Our culture needs this book." -Gregg Hoffmann, author of Searching for Unmediated Truth "This book offers a sound approach to the problems of everyday living. Highly recommended." -Judith Feld, M.D., President, Western Chapter New York Psychiatric Society

Manhood Of Humanity

Author : Alfred Korzybski
ISBN : NYPL:33433061708453
Genre : General semantics
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To Be Or Not

Author : Delphus David Bourland
ISBN : 0918970385
Genre : Education
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23 Things They Don T Tell You About Capitalism

Author : Ha-Joon Chang
ISBN : 1608193586
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Thing 1: There is no such thing as free market. Thing 4: The washing machine has changed the world more than the Internet. Thing 5: Assume the worst about people, and you get the worst. Thing 13: Making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer. If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists-the apostles of the freemarket-have spun since the Age of Reagan. Chang, the author of the international bestseller Bad Samaritans, is one of the world's most respected economists, a voice of sanity-and wit-in the tradition of John Kenneth Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz. 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism equips readers with an understanding of how global capitalism works-and doesn't. In his final chapter, "How to Rebuild the World," Chang offers a vision of how we can shape capitalism to humane ends, instead of becoming slaves of the market.

Dare To Inquire

Author : Bruce I. Kodish
ISBN : 0970066473
Genre : Philosophy
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This book explores the clash between closed, fundamentalist belief systems and an open, humanistic attitude. Includes applications to science, religion, ethics, and individual life-meaning.

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