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general semantics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
A discipline developed by Alfred Korzybski that proposes to improve human behavioral responses through a more critical use of words and symbols.
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However, general semantics embraces careful observation through the unaided senses and with technological extensions and devices of the human senses: electron microscopes, MRIs, EEGs, and so on.
While writing can be improved through general semantics, general semantics can be comprehended through writing.
But other GS acolytes, such as Anatol Rapaport who said that Language in Action "clarified the basic ideas of Korzybski's magnum opus (Science and Sanity)" supported Hayakawa's takes on general semantics and Hayakawa's OS-writings and teachings exposed many in the public to the theory and formulations of GS.
Talbot Winchell Award for Exceptional Service to General Semantics was presented to Jacqueline Rudig and George Barenholtz in recognition of their indispensible contributions, accomplishments, and time-binding efforts in service to the field of GS.
Reading Lance Strate's new book, On The Binding Biases of Time and Other Essays on General Semantics and Media Ecology takes you back to that class, to that engaging conversation.
Lloyd Morain is past-president of the American Humanist Association, the International Society for General Semantics, and the Pritikin Research Foundation, and is a former editor of The Humanist.
Berman Institute for Effective Communication and General Semantics at SDSU in 1997, the Sanford I.
If general semantics is a science, then researchers ought to be spending their time identifying (or creating) its hypotheses and theories, and devising experiments to test them.
Eva Berger and Isaac Berger have just released The Communication Panacea: Pediatrics and General Semantics (2014), the latest volume to be published by the Institute of General Semantics in its New Non-Aristotelian Library Series.
From its beginnings in 1933, when general semantics was formally introduced to the world with the publication of Science and Sanity, Alfred Korzybski and his students considered GS a practical discipline, to be used by individuals, groups, and organizations to solve problems and make productive decisions.
I think General Semantics has a role in society as long as humans communicate
She dedicates the book to her former colleagues at the International Society for General Semantics and the Institute of General Semantics, specifically Sanford I.
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