Academic journal article et Cetera

Developing Sanity in Human Affairs

Academic journal article et Cetera

Developing Sanity in Human Affairs

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Susan Presby Kodish and Robert P. Holston, eds. Developing Sanity in Human Affairs. Westport, CT., Greenwood Press, 1998.

In 1995 the Eleventh International Interdisciplinary Conference on General Semantics was held at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York. The proceedings of that conference appear in Developing Sanity in Human Affairs.

The key question that the conference sought to address was "How can we function more effectively in utilizing the best we inherit from the past, in order to contribute to a more positive present and future?" In other words, from a general semantics perspective, how can we best utilize our timebinding capacities. To answer that question this book offers the contributions of many leading general semanticists as well as a variety of experts in many different fields.

The first section of the book begins with the text of Nicholas Johnson's Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, "General Semantics: The Next Generation," which Johnson presented at the conference. In his speech, Johnson warns that today's media have more than ever the ability to distort our perceptions of reality and censor contrary points of view. …

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