General Semantics Advanced Thinking
A System-Discipline Concerned with the Sanity of the Race & the Individual

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”  

Here are two new posters I’ve created on general semantics.   They — and others of my posters — may be viewed on the Posters page.  

I have been quite active writing. Here are seven new posters I’ve created on general semantics.

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 […]

Note: This essay may also be found here under Formal Essays & Handouts.                                                Lonergan And Korzybski  Towards a deeper understanding of self, others and the world we live in.    We have […]

 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 view my wall hanging from 1976 titled “Creative Being.”

Please read this article at the site and let me ‘know’ what you think –for or against.  Milton

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 […]

More of a good thing does not mean better.  Capitalism built America. But more and more unregulated capitalistic activity could destroy America. What do you think?

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.

I have an essay of mine published in the new issue of ETC: A Review of General Semantics. It is titled “Thoughts on Space, Time, Awareness, and Difference2008.”  You can read it by clicking here.