ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

This quarterly journal provides peer-reviewed articles on topics relating to general semantics.

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 1, Spring

A Speechectomy without Tears
PAUL DENNITHORNE JOHNSTON [*] Pang's First Words, Live DURING THE initial nineteen years of his life, our hero was unaware of the existence of language (the thinking and communicating tool we usually take for granted). When he'd finally learned...
CULTURE, LANGUAGE AND BEHAVIOR: Perception
CHARLES G. RUSSELL [*] Part I When We Perceive, Do We "Discover" or "Conclude"? WHEN SOMEONE perceives something, what happens? Your answer to this question can help you understand how you conceptualize perception. If you view perception as...
Fifty Years Ago in Etc
New Techniques Of Agreement If we define semantics as the study of the ways in which human beings interact through the use of linguistic and other symbols, our first task is to distinguish between the kinds of interaction that result from linguistic...
General Semantics on the Internet
STEVE STOCKDALE [*] IN DECEMBER 1999, while surfing and searching the Internet for references to Korzybski and general semantics, I stumbled upon this link: [less than]www. utexas.edu/coc/joumalism/Js363/lectures/lect11728/sid00l .htm[greater...
How We Might Use Demamaps in Counseling
GARDNER GATELEY [*] COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY often involve changing a client's demamaps. Demamaps are decision-making maps, (MacNeal, 1997). (See also Gateley, 1999 for extended discussion of demamaps.) Goal-directed decision-making maps, such...
RESOLVING RESOLUTION: An Introduction to Resolution
MARK A. RAIMER [*] ALFRED KORZYBSKI wrote in his magnum opus Science and Sanity that "on different orders of abstractions [words] may have different meaning, with the result that they have no general meaning; for their meanings are determined solely...
The Trojan Horse Metaphor
RAYMOND GOZZI, JR. [*] AS COMPUTER NETWORKS become more pervasive in everyday life, there are more reasons for people to want to tamper with them. Because e-commerce attracts more and more money to the internet, the old-fashioned game of cops-and-robbers...
Thomas Kuhn's the Structure of Scientific Revolutions
LISA J. ROBERTS [*] In the preface to The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn cites as unifying many of his studies a problem-structure and orientation including "the way in which the experimental bases of a new theory are accumulated...
Why the Concern about Y2k?
GREGG HOFFMANN [*] Notes Written Before January 1, 2000 FOR MONTHS, we have been reading and seeing "the sky is falling" predictions about what will happen when the calendar moves to 1/1/00. We have been told to stock up on food and cash in...