et Cetera

A quarterly journal of artistic essays and art criticism.

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 4, October

General Semantics . . . Vast . . . Great in Extent or Range
Korzybski's great legacy to the human race is his "general semantics" - a system introduced in his seminal books Manhood of Humanity (1921) and Science and Sanity (1933). In general semantics, Korzybski proposed a general theory of sanity involving conscious...
I Get Seized by a Metaphor
It happened over thirty years ago. But I remember it clearly. I was looking at a diagram I had drawn. I had charted out the periods of history of various cultures, following the diagram in the back of a famous book by Oswald Spengler, The Decline of...
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