Alfred Korzybski

Korzybski, Alfred Habdank

Alfred Habdank Korzybski (kôrzĬb´skē), 1879–1950, Polish-American linguist, b. Warsaw. In his system, which he called General Semantics, Korzybski aimed at a distinction between the word and the object it describes and between the individual objects all described by the same word, insisting also that the effect of time be taken into consideration. In 1949, Korzybski lectured at Yale on his system; he wrote two books describing it (1921 and 1933).

See K. Thurman, Semantics (1960).

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Alfred Korzybski: Selected full-text books and articles

Alfred Korzybski
Postman, Neil.
ETC.: A Review of General Semantics, Vol. 60, No. 4, Winter 2003
General Semantics: Understanding Korzybski's Formulations
Lahman, Mary P.
ETC.: A Review of General Semantics, Vol. 70, No. 2, April 2013
Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics
Alfred Korzybski.
International Non-Aristotelian Library Publishing, 1958 (4th edition)
FREE! Manhood of Humanity: The Science and Art of Human Engineering
Alfred Korzybski.
E. P. Dutton, 1921
Alfred Korzybski and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Levinson, Martin H.
ETC.: A Review of General Semantics, Vol. 67, No. 1, January 2010
Alfred Korzybski: A Founding Figure in Media Ecology
Forsberg, Geri E.
ETC.: A Review of General Semantics, Vol. 67, No. 2, April 2010
American Philosophy
Ralph B. Winn.
Philosophical Library, 1955
Librarian’s tip: "Korzybski's 'General Semantics'" begins on p. 24
Introduction to Semantics
Adam Schaff; Olgierd Wojtasiewicz.
Pergamon Press, 1962
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "General Semantics"
Science and the Goals of Man: A Study in Semantic Orientation
Anatol Rapoport; S. I. Hayakawa.
Harper & Brothers, 1950
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 15 "The Non-Aristotelian Formulation" and Chap. 16 "The Non-Aristotelian Formulation (continued)"
The Structural Differential Diagram: Part I. (General Semantics Basics)
Sawin, Gregory.
ETC.: A Review of General Semantics, Vol. 59, No. 4, Winter 2002
Developing Sanity in Human Affairs
Susan Presby Kodish; Robert P. Holston.
Greenwood Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Alfred Korzybski in several chapters
Perception: An Approach to Personality
Robert R. Blake; Glenn V. Ramsey.
Ronald Press, 1951
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 by Korzybski "The Role of Language in the Perceptual Processes"
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