Education: New Kind of Sense

Last week 200 sworn enemies of Aristotelian logic gathered at the University of Denver for the Second American Congress on General Semantics. All disciples of Count Alfred Korzybski (founder of general semantics), all men who had applied general semantics to their various callings, they included professors, students, lawyers, doctors, psychiatrists, dentists, newspapermen, a musician, a movie producer.

They had remarkable achievements to report.

General semantics is not to be confused with semantics, the science of meanings, whose chief exponent is Harvard's Professor Ivor Armstrong Richards, and chief application, Basic English. General semantics is a...

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