Video Presentation // “Extensional Devices Revisited”

Today, at the 2020 General Semantics Symposium hosted by the Institute of General Semantics, my video presentation titled “Extensional Devices Revisited” was released.

The presentation gives a brief overview of general semantics and its founder Alfred Korzybski’s vision, mentions five linguistic devices he recommended for making one’s language more correspondent with empirical reality, and introduces two new extensional devices to the list.

The 15-minute video was uploaded to the IGS YouTube channel here.

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Essay // “What Can You Do for General Semantics? (J. Talbot Winchell Award Acceptance Speech) // ETC: A Review of General Semantics

My acceptance speech for the 2018 J. Talbot Winchell Award, given by the Institute of General Semantics, was recently published in the institute’s journal, ETC: A Review of General Semantics.

The speech is titled “What Can You Do for General Semantics?”  The issue in which the speech appears is ETC 75:3-4.

Video of the acceptance speech is online on IGS’s YouTube channel. An introduction by IGS treasurer Jacqueline Rudig is also online.

Award // 2018 J. Talbot Winchell Award // Institute of General Semantics

This evening at the Princeton Club in New York City, I accepted the 2018 J. Talbot Winchell Award, given by the Institute of General Semantics.

The award was given as part of the annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture event sponsored by IGS.

Upon receiving the award, I presented an acceptance speech titled “What Can You Do for General Semantics?”

Video of the acceptance speech is online on IGS’s YouTube channel. An introduction by IGS treasurer Jacqueline Rudig is also online.

New Essay Published in “ETC: A Review of General Semantics” // “The Challenges Facing General Semantics”

etc-70-3-coverEarlier this year as a board member for the Institute of General Semantics, I was posed three questions:

  1. In what ways and to what extent can GS continue to assist in the development of society in the contemporary (e.g. PTSD)?
  2. What are the primary challenges currently facing GS?
  3. What should be/ could be the future direction of the GS?

My response became an essay just published in our journal, ETC: A Review of General Semantics. The essay is the first for the new column titled “Perspectives.”

The essay — titled […]

Newly Published Work // Essay on “New” Alfred Korzybski Transcript

Just now coming out is a new essay of mine published in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume 68, Number 2. The essay–titled “Introduction to ‘Difficulties in Learning to Apply General Semantics'”–is a companion piece to a transcript I edited of a recording of Alfred Korzybski from 1947. That transcript follows my introductory essay and had never before been published, essentially making for “new” Alfred Korzybski work over 61 years after his death.

You can download a copy of ETC 68:2 from the Institute of General Semantics website.

Click here to download ETC 68:2 and […]

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