Below is a new series of posters I’ve created on general semantics, titled Reflections on the Notions of “Meaning” and “The Truth” (Parts 1 & 2). They are based on my new essay of the same title. It may be read here. My other posters may be viewed on the Posters page.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Corporate Dictatorship? As trusts or groups have replaced the theoretically ‘individual’ capitalism in the United States of America, so will the state capitalism, replace the trusts, to be replaced in its turn by international capitalism. Science And Sanity, Page 272 As we learned lately, not only human achievements, but also human disasters, are mostly interrelated and […]
Thinking comes natural for us but clear thinking, thinking from higher viewpoints, remembering the bigger picture, and the longer cycle usually do not come to us naturally. Improving our thinking skills will help us improve our day to day interactions, minimize stressfull encounters, and create more satisfying personal and professional relationships. One very effective way to practice […]
I have put online two different writings: a poem titled “Festina Lente” and an essay titled “Much Ado about Nothing.” I hope you’ll give them a read. Both can be found in my Formal Essays & Handouts section, and come in online-readable and .pdf formats.