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Korzybski, Alfred

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author, Community.

(1879-1950) Polish-born aristocrat (a count) sent after World War One to the USA as an artillery expert. He remained, and wrote a quasi-philosophical text, Science and Sanity (1933), which became the basic handbook of the General Semantics movement, later to prove so influential on the writer A E van Vogt and some others: George Hay was a UK devotee. With the support of a Chicago millionaire, Korzybski set up the Institute of General Semantics in 1938. [PN/DRL]

see also: Pseudoscience.

Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski

born Warsaw, Poland: 3 July 1879

died Lakeville, Connecticut: 1 March 1950


  • Science and Sanity (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: International Non-Aristotelian Library, 1933) [nonfiction: hb/]

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