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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A succinct selection of Korzybski's ideas
If you are interested in General Semantics and find diving right into the entirety of 'Science and Sanity' grim and daunting, these selections are ideal for acquiring a basic overview of Korzybski's thinking.

'Selections from Science and Sanity' provides convincing key points and postulates that lead way for a beneficial application of non-aristotelian systems...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Weak Sauce
Seems a certain Polish Svengali gobbled up all the Hegel he could, watered down the message, and presented it as his own. If
anti-Aristotelian statements such as "A = Not A" throw up a red flag for you, then you should pass this one up. If you are an NLP nut, and you haven't figured out how specious those techniques are, and you want to grok the work of the...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A succinct selection of Korzybski's ideas, August 22, 2013
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If you are interested in General Semantics and find diving right into the entirety of 'Science and Sanity' grim and daunting, these selections are ideal for acquiring a basic overview of Korzybski's thinking.

'Selections from Science and Sanity' provides convincing key points and postulates that lead way for a beneficial application of non-aristotelian systems. In other words, this book may change your life.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Korzybski's Ideas, May 8, 2013
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Alfred Korzybski made major contributions to many fields. My introduction was from counseling inmates at a major prison;. These men were changing their lives by reading and applying Korzybski's insights.

Reading Korzybski is a difficult intellectual process. It requires thinking hard about human communication. But the results are worthwhile.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book that can literally save your life!, April 4, 2012
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I truly believe that this book should be issued to every person born! The good people at IGS ( Institute of General Semantics ) have been working hard since the original copy was made in 1939. Only good things can come to one that reads this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Poses a clear connection between outer reality and the construction of our nervous system, demanding more careful use of languag, August 3, 2014
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A challenging and provocative book -- though an edited version of Korzybski's great work, and 80 years old -- this book will make most anyone think hard about how they think about reality and use language, which was precisely Korzybski's intent. Some of his conclusions are clearly dated, but he knew that was coming, and that the overall thrust of his thinking would describe scientific thinking for decades while challenging the fantastic thinking of his age, and ours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Semantics from the world of 1933, October 9, 2009
An interesting view that is not to be overlooked. As in physics we changed or concepts from Newtonian (space and time) to Einstein or non-Newtonian (space/time). We see this in any fields and some of us embrace the change and see how infinite our views can still work; others of us resist knowing that there is something fundamentally wrong if you can not put your finger on it.

Korzybski opens up our mind and world to the possibilities of Non-Aristotellian systems and general semantics.

"If one wishes to obtain a definite answer to Nature one must attack the question from a more general and less selfish point of view"
M. PLANCK
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5.0 out of 5 stars Semantics from the world of 1933, March 14, 2012
This review is from: Selections from Science and Sanity, Second Edition (Paperback)
An interesting view that is not to be overlooked. As in physics we changed or concepts from Newtonian (space and time) to Einstein or non-Newtonian (space/time). We see this in any fields and some of us embrace the change and see how infinite our views can still work; others of us resist knowing that there is something fundamentally wrong if you can not put your finger on it.

Korzybski opens up our mind and world to the possibilities of Non-Aristotellian systems and general semantics.

"If one wishes to obtain a definite answer to Nature one must attack the question from a more general and less selfish point of view"
M. PLANCK
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5.0 out of 5 stars Korzybski presents non-Aristolean semantics, December 13, 2013
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Bought to try and explain the complexity of the larger work to others, something many years of trying has failed. No doubt there is some fundamental error in my reiteration of the original. My replicative error may be corrected with this work of highlights from the tome.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Weak Sauce, September 5, 2014
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Seems a certain Polish Svengali gobbled up all the Hegel he could, watered down the message, and presented it as his own. If
anti-Aristotelian statements such as "A = Not A" throw up a red flag for you, then you should pass this one up. If you are an NLP nut, and you haven't figured out how specious those techniques are, and you want to grok the work of the man who coined the saying, "The map is not the territory", then go ahead and dive in, because you are home.
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