I recently added to my website my new essay “Consciousness of Abstracting: A Master Principle.” Here is a sample: We can think of consciousness of abstracting as not only the master principle in Korzybski’s general semantics, but also a master principle of principles. This master principle provides us with one of the most important psycho-logical […]
This essay titled “Critical Evaluating” — recently added to my website — was presented at the Eleventh International Interdisciplinary Conference on General Semantics held at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, in November 1995. The paper was edited by Susan Presby-Kodish, then Director of Education for the Institute of General Semantics. Here is a sample: Without […]
I invite you to read my new essay titled “In Pursuit of the Ideal of Personal Excellence through Conscious Times-Binding.” Here is a sample: Pursuing the ideal of personal excellence is not about being a perfectionist; is not a goal to be reached, a project to prove anything to anyone, or unnecessarily stressing oneself through […]
Here are three new posters I’ve created on general semantics. Updated 7/23/2016 with a revised version of In Pursuit of the Ideal of Personal Excellence through Conscious Times-Binding. They — and others of my posters — may be viewed on the Posters page.
I’ve added three new essays to my Essays page. From “Time-binding” to “Times-binding” to “Conscious Times-binding” Realities: Words, ‘Minds’, Institutions, Psychoanalysis and Cosmoanalysis: A Calculus-Structural-Heuristic Approach Structuring The Notion “Time”
I invite you to read my new essay titled “Structuring the Notion ‘Space-Time’: A General Semantics Conscious Times-binding Approach.” Here is a sample: The terms “past”, “present”, and “future” can be thought of as convenient, but grossly inaccurate ‘measurements’: semiotic maps; labels representing imprecise , but nevertheless potent verbal mapping of events. Our human journey–one […]
Recently I created more new posters to add to the collection I’ve created over the years to elaborate on general semantics principles. I have posted them online here, and they may also be accessed from the menu bar on my website. Below are the latest posters. All posters are copyrighted.
Over the years I have created posters to elaborate on general semantics principles. Recently I created several new posters. I have posted them online here, and they may also be accessed from the menu bar on my website. Below are the latest posters. All posters are copyrighted.
Our Emotions and Feelings as Ways of Being Our emotional reactions and feelings point us to our ways of being and ways we relate with our-selves, with others, and situations. They provide us with clues to how situations affect us and how we deal with situations. Attending to our […]
Structuring and The Notion “Time” A General Semantics Conscious Times-binding Approach The exploration of the notion “time” from a general semantics structural perspective presents propositions that can be easily corroborated or refuted by anyone who cares to do the relevant observations. I have offered some structuring of the term “structure” and others general […]
Over the years I have created posters to elaborate on general semantics principles. I have posted them online here, and they may also be accessed from the menu bar on my website. Below is the current collection. All posters are copyrighted.
“As our field of vision, so too the scope of our knowledge, and the range of our interests are bounded.” “…what lies beyond one’s horizon is simply outside the range of one’s knowledge and interests”: one neither knows nor cares. But what lies within one’s horizon is in some measure, great or small, an object […]
REATING MORE SATISFYING RELATIONSHIPS: AN ONGOING PROCESS… To be ………………. is to be in relationships. When we think of the conflicts, confusions, anger, disappointments, insecurities, uncertainties, etc., that each of us experiences within our own ‘selves’ from time to time …should we be surprised that our relationships with others are not always smooth sailing? If we sometimes […]
General Semantics: An Overview Every now and again, students of general semantics are asked: “What is general semantics? The abstractions (selections) below represent an overview. They do not answer the question as asked: It is translated to “What is general semantics […]
Some Thoughts on Consciousness of Abstracting, Meaning, And Truth Towards a saner world. In his seminal book “Science And Sanity”, […]
Korzybski, valued science and mathematics as models of “human thinking at it’s best” (in terms of predictability). He created-offered “General Semantics” as generalized science and mathematics. An important characteristic of science and mathematics involves “time-binding”: reviewing, modifying, abandoning, and refining previously held views, opinions, beliefs, paradigms, theories, definitions, experiments, actions, etc. Expanding our vocabulary, and […]
I’ve recently written an essay titled “Advanced Thinking” on mathematics, general semantics, and ways to improve relationships. I’ve posted it in the Formal Essays & Handouts section of my website. You can read the essay here.
A t-shirt I designed featuring a portrait of Alfred Korzybski on the front and my “chalice” handout on the back titled “Practicing Conscious Time-Binding” made an appearance at Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan at the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ben Hauck appears in the photos wearing the shirt. The portrait on the front is by […]
I have recently updated my essay “Abstractions from Lonergan’s Insight: A Study of Human Understanding on Transcendence.” You can download the colorful handout version by clicking here. For more insights into the essay, click here.
Please note that my new essay titled “No One Saw It Coming?: Korzybski’s Concerns, Predictions, and Time-Binding Suggestions” is available in my Formal Papers & Essays section, under the heading “Science & Technology.” You can also immediately read the essay by clicking here.
I listened to some of the ‘debate’ re. “Don’t ask, don’t tell”. A representative “Susan Collins” commented “We welcome the service of these individuals who want to serve their country……”. I am wondering: Would it not make a big difference in terms of support for dropping this rule if just one word was changed in […]
Where are the critical thinkers? Is there no one with enough courage to suggest that a statement referring to the constitutional rights of a group, and a statement about the wisdom of that group making a decision based on those rights, is not “being inconsistent, flip flopping, back tracking”, etc., as I have heard on […]
The abstractions below could be seen-labelled “crazy thinking, far out, a stretch” and so on. But in my opinion, doing that would be invalidating the fields of psychoanalysis and psychology…implying that they were irrelevant to advancing our understanding of human behavior. It would be denying the general semantics premise proposing relationship between language, attitude, behaviour, etc. And also […]