general semantics


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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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The Institute of General Semantics, a center for teaching, publishing, and promotion of research, was founded in Chicago in 1938 with Korzybski as director and president of the board of trustees.
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.
This, of course, is where the ideas and concepts of Alfred Korzybski and general semantics become especially important to try and create sanity in a world increasingly going insane.
In this book, Eva Berger--a professor of communication at the School of Media Studies, College Academic Media Studies in Tel Aviv--joins her father, pediatrician Isaac Berger, to describe how the principles of general semantics can provide a logical framework for thinking about and practicing pediatrics and other areas of medicine as well.
The NYSGS poetry event mentionedabove featured some of the most prominent GS practitioners and poets living in the greater New York area including Institute of General Semantics President, Dr.
General semantics (1921): Manhood of Humanity is published.
The New York Society for General Semantics continues to sponsor monthly programs at the Players Club in New York City.
Before his lecture, Deepa Mishra was presented with the 2016 Hayakawa Book Prize for her book General Semantics: A Critical Companion and Bini B.S.
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.
At that lecture a form was passed around from the New York Society for General Semantics, which had an office in the Academy of Sciences building, requesting that people put their names and addresses on a mailing list.
Thus, it is with great sadness that the Institute of General Semantics (IGS) reports the passing of Allen Flagg at the age of 93 on May 30, 2016, in New York City.
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