Science and Sanity has ratings and 29 reviews. Steven said: I Korzybski’s insight into the importance of language/semantics/reasoning is without equal. Korzybski, A. (). Science and sanity. An introduction to non-Aristotelian systems and general semantics. Oxford, England: International Non-Aristotelian Libr. Results 1 – 19 of 19 Science and Sanity by Korzybski, Alfred and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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In this work he proposed and explained in detail a new theory of humankind: User Review – Flag as inappropriate Indispensable. See General Semantics Wiki And if you can slog through the book and grasp the concepts, you will never think the same again.

Selected pages Title Page. This should not be confused with semantics. Nov 29, Pr0x1mo rated it it was amazing. The first is that the author is not a native speaker of English. Sanify 16, Marius rated it sanify liked it.

Aug 18, Phelan Mahegan rated it it was amazing. Showing best matches Show all copies. He stressed training in awareness of abstracting, using techniques that he had derived from his study of mathematics and science.

As has been noted in other reviews, this is not a book for the faint-hearted. Jan 30, Alan rated it liked it Shelves: I found that Harry L. Korzybska, Korzygski Edgerly – portrait of three sisters or a triptych? Sep 22, Count-daniel Fogarty rated it really liked it.


In addition to the other factors making this book a difficult read is the author’s application of mathematics and physics to explain, illustrate and justify his concepts.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Particularly, as indicated in the title, within the practice of science. Vogt made me want to go to the source of these ideas.

I consider this book the most valuable member of my book collection, and it has profoundly influenced many aspects of my life.

Alexander Holik rated it it was amazing May 31, Therefore talk sane, be sane. Korzybski lays down what is wrong with our education, thought, speech and scientific practices and then describes what we need to do to fix it. Light bump to lower front corner, rubbing with some color loss to spine tips and less so to corners, spine dull, still a very good copy, internally clean with hinges firm, in custom mylar cover.

Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski-

That being sfience, the book tends to repeat the same messages over and over map is not the territory, deny the is of identity. Sep 27, Mike rated it liked it. Two of them wanted to vomit, put their hands in front of their mouths, and ran out of the lecture hall to the toilet.

Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. It is a incredible tool for assisting ssnity will to govern the mind instead of the other way around.


Pages are clean but faintly tanned. I read the 4th edition which is basically the version. I am a fan of classic science fiction and the many references to general semantics by authors such as A. Once you embark upon this journey, your disposition in life will never be the same, that i can guarantee. Light exterior wear, clean pages.

Unfortunately I found the book unreadable. Korzybski’s work culminated in the initiation sanoty a discipline that he named general semantics GS.

Alfred Korzybski

Ownership signature of important psychologist George A. Maslow Snippet view – If I had first come across this today there is no way I would give it the time.

One of the most important books of all time, which is severely under-read and under-referenced despite some nonsense of that time inside it.

A curiosity, to be read with other books of its decade. Published by Institute of General Semantics first published If I didn’t understand the words and phrases the first time then repeating them several times using the same words and phrases doesn’t help.