Australian General Semantics Society Inc.




(Some of the) AGS Events in 201

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Saturday 4 March
"(More of) Buddhist General Semantics"
A New Approach to Buddhist Religion and its Philosophy. 
We considered how this ancient religion (or “a-theism”)
 is still alive and growing,
in light of Bruce Kodish’s
book that we studied in April,
the (hypothetical) visits by the Buddha himself,

and Alfred Korzybski’s G.S. formulations.

Led by Robert
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Saturday 8 April
"Introduction to GS for beginners"
Application of general semantic principles
to the problem of living a healthy lifestyle,
particularly with respect to "weight management"!
Led by David
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Sunday 14 May
"GS Formulations"
We're pretty familiar with the concepts of "time binding",
"consciousness of abstracting"
and "The map is not the territory".
But is that "all" that there is to g-s?
Led by Robert James

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Sunday 30 July
"GS for Skeptics"
What does skepticism and GS have in common?
How can skeptics benefit from GS formulations?
Learn about skeptical world views.
Led by David Hewson
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Sunday 3 September
“Learning from Others' Mistakes”

Normally when we talk about “Time-binding” (which means learning from others / previous generations) we usually talk about using their successes and building better theories or bridges, etc, based on them.
In this session we looked at the flip side and see what we can learn from others' mistakes, errors or incompetence, so as to reduce or not repeat them ourselves.  This has the advantage of not paying the cost of our mistake, if we learn just from our own mistakes.
The seminar was based on the book "The Psychology of Military Incompetence" and an article “Why do some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions”
Led by David Hewson
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Sunday 5 November

One of the foundation concepts of Alfred Korzybski's work,
introduced in his "Manhood of Humanity"
and developed in "Science and Sanity". 
Yet still a powerful and relevant idea
for personal, community and global application!
Led by Robert James

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Updated by RJ 14 November 2017

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