Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

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Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

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Seeking Information

We enjoy hearing from our members, including those who have a long-standing interest in general semantics, such as Nora Miller of Oregon, who writes:

My study of general semantics started in 1976 when a psychology teacher at Johnson State College discovered Science and Sanity and introduced me to it. I found a used copy in the school bookstore and read it over the next few months. To say I felt suddenly transformed would greatly understate the impact. If you ask my family and friends, they would probably call me an evangelist -- I find most of life's problems benefit from a restating of the situation in general semantics terms.

I have a strong interest in the area of business counseling and I would like to get some ideas on the best course to pursue to move into that field. I have seen the term used by some of your regular contributors -- any suggestions on who I could speak to about this subject?

If anyone out there has information that may help Nora, please send an e-mail to:

[less than]isgs@generalsemantics.org[greater than]

Or, send a letter addressed to Nora Miller, c/o ISGS, P.O. Box 728, Concord, CA 94522, USA.

Other Possibilities

Our Society has members in more than 50 foreign countries. Thomas Campbell, who resides in the Czech Republic writes:

I teach a course called English Conversation to about 200 students, aged 14-19, at the Bishop's Gymnasium (a Jesuit secondary school, approximately equivalent to a college-preparatory high school) in Brno, Czech Republic. We talk, as we are supposed to do, but I also include doses of critical thinking (skepticism, really), "the map is not the territory," and "consider other possibilities -- even if they're 'crazy'." This heresy arouses opposition from the followers of the "banking system" of education (the teacher deposits information with the students, they store it and pay it back exactly when called upon to do so), but some children find it stimulating, so I am gratified. …

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