Australian General Semantics Society Inc.




(Some of the) AGS Events in 2019 

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Saturday 30th November 
"How Will We be Remembered?

Why are some people almost instantly forgotten when they have gone, while others cling on,
embedding themselves so deeply into our culture that we’re still studying them,
psychoanalysing them,writing about their life, death and achievements,
even depicting them in films, millennia after they’re gone?

An important formulation in general semantics is the principle of time-binding:
We pass on stuff to future generations.

What have we created or influenced, that we can pass on ... ?

Presented by Robert James.
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Saturday 26th October 
"An Introduction to General Semantics"

General semantics is a renowned, practical discipline
that applies modern scientific thinking and language strategies
to solve problems in everyday life.

Through the application of its key ideas and principles,
general semantics brings about clearer thinking, better speaking,
 improved comunication, more peaceful interaction
and greater sanity to our lives.

Originally developed by Alfred Korzybski,
general semantics has served as the foundation
for numerous approaches to human problems
with its unique applications adapted from modern science.

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11-13 October
  2019 Alfred Korzybski Lecture and Symposium
Princeton Club, New York City

The 67th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Dinner
featured an address by Professor Nadine Strossen of New York University,
on the subject of "Hate Speech, Counterspeech …".


the 2019 General Semantics Symposium "The Tyranny of Words"

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Saturday 24th August
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
"How to negotiate to Get What You Want
Based on the books 'Getting to Yes'
and 'Choose to e Happy'

Presented by David Hewson
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Saturday 30th June
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Martin Levinson's "Practical Fairy Tales for Everyday Living"
Location: Towradgi (near Wollongong)

A fairy tale is a fictitious, highly fanciful story.
Can such a narrative furnish pragmatic advice on important topics
like sound thinking, overcoming indecisiveness, stress reduction,
emotional self-menagement and getting along better with others?
Marty Levinson shows that it can.
Let's see how it's done!
Presented by Robert James.
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Saturday 26th May
10:30am - 4:30 pm
"How to Lose Weight, and Keep it Off!"
Location: Bonnet Bay (Sydney)

While many people can lose some weight,
about 95% of people put it back on again.
About 50% gain even more weight!
We looked at this process from a scientific viewpoint,
and explored some solutions to this problem. 
Presented bythe trim, taught and terrific Mr David Hewson.
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Saturday 16th March
10:30am - 4:30 pm
"Urban Myths and Stereotypes -
Master or Servant ?" 

Divining the difference between reality and the fantastic
may not be as simple as it seems. 
Because the world you think you know may not actually exist!
Presented by Robert James
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Updated by RJ
30 November 2019

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