Of course, Alfred Korzybski passed away before I was born, so I had no chance to know the man, but I know his work, and have been influenced by his writings and ideas, most notably his general semantics. And as some of you may know, I served as Executive Director of the Institute of General Semantics for 3 years, from 2008 to 2011.
So, this past December, I was invited to join the Board of Trustees of the IGS, and accepted. And it occurs to me that I never got around to adding a post about the anthology I co-edited with Corey Anton, who is presently Vice-President of the IGS. The volume, entitled Korzybski And..., was published in 2012 by the IGS, so this is more than a little overdue.
You may have noticed the Amazon order links for the book over on the left, though, and here they are again:
But no doubt you'd like a little more information about what's in the book, and that's perfectly understandable, so here are the contents:
Chapter 1: Situating Alfred Korzybski
Corey Anton and Lance Strate
Chapter 2: Korzybski and Gottfried Leibniz
Bruce I. Kodish
Chapter 3: Korzybski and Friedrich Nietzsche
Chapter 4: Korzybski and Charles Sanders Peirce
Isaac E. Catt
Chapter 5: Korzybski and Martin Heidegger
Chapter 6: Korzybski and French Structuralism
Chapter 7: Korzybski and Stuart Chase
William Henry Sharp
Chapter 8: Korzybski and S. I. Hayakawa
William Henry Sharp
Chapter 9: Korzybski and Albert Ellis
Martin H. Levinson
Chapter 10: Korzybski and New Trends in Psychotherapy
Ramiro J. Álvarez
Chpater 11: Korzybski and Marshall McLuhan
Chapter 12: Korzybski and Cultural Studies
Geraldine E. Forsberg
Chapter 13: Korzybski and New Visual Language
John S. Caputo, Robin Wynyard & Heather M. Crandall
Chapter 14: Korzybski and Cartography
Chapter 15: Korzybski and Cyberculture
Chapter 16: Korzybski and...
About the Authors
It's an interesting and diverse group of essays, one that leaves lots of room for follow-up at some point in the future. And herein ends my little exercise in what Korzybski referred to as time-binding.