Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics

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CONTENTS
PAGE
PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION 1958 by RUSSELL MEYERS, M.D.xi
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTExvii
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION 1948xix
INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION 1941
SECTION A. Recent Developments and the Founding of the Institute of General Semanticsxxv
B. Some Difficulties to be Surmountedxxvii
1. ATTITUDE OF 'PHILOSOPHERS', ETCxxvii
2. PERPLEXITIES IN THEORIES OF 'MEANING'xxx
3. INADEQUACY OF FORMS OF REPRESENTATION AND THEIR STRUCTURAL REVISIONxxxiii
4. IDENTIFICATIONS AND MIS-EVALUATIONSxxxiv
5. METHODS OF THE MAGICIANxxxvi
C. Revolutions and Evolutionsxxxvi
D. A Non-aristotelian Revision (Tabulated)xl
E. New Factors: The Havoc They Play with our Generalizationsxliii
F. Non-aristotelian Methodsxlv
1. NEUROLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF EXTENSIONALIZATIONxlv
2. NEURO-SEMANTIC RELAXATIONxlvii
3. EXTENSIONAL DEVICES AND SOME APPLICATIONSxlviii
4. IMPLICATIONS OF THE STRUCTURE OF LANGUAGEl
G. defined Termslii
H. The Passing of the Old Aristotelian Epochlvii
1. 'MAGINOT LINE MENTALITIESlii
2. WARS of AND on NERVESlix
3. HITLER AND PSYCHO-LOGICAL FACTORS IN HIS LIFEli
4. EDUCATION FOR AND DEMOCRACYlxiii
I. Constructive Suggestionslxv
CONCLUSIONlxviii
SUPPLEMENTARY BIBLIOGRAPHYlxxi
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION 1933lxxvii
BOOK I A GENERAL SURVEY OF NON-ARISTOTELIAN FACTORS
PART I PRELIMINARIES
CHAPTERPAGE
I. AIMS, MEANS AND CONSEQUENCES OF A NON-ARESTOTELIAN REVISION7
II. TERMINOLOGY AND MEANINGS19
SECTION A. On Semantic Reactions19
B. On the Un-speakable Objective Level34
C. On 'Copying' in our Nervous Reactions36
III. INTRODUCTION38

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