Australian General Semantics Society Inc.


Saturday 11th June 2022

10am Sydney time 

"Pacifism, and the Notion of a Just War"

Facilitated by Mr Robert James

Alfred Korzybski thought that it was about time for the 'Manhood of Humanity', that World War I would be the "War to End all Wars" etc.

So we ask ourselves eg ...

  * Is general semantics a pacifist ideology?

  * Is it "true" that "All is fair in love and War"?

  * Can we be effective time-binders
     when "the other party" does not play by the same rules?

  * How can we use GS to assess the merits of fight or flight
     when all negotiations are exhausted?

  * Is it ever acceptable to engage in lethal combat when "we cannot walk away"? 

  * When should we "turn the other cheek" in the face of intolerable oppression?

  * What about in the school-yard, at work, with friends or lovers, or in your marriage / partnership?

"All" was explained (not)
on Saturday 28th June from 10:00 am (Sydney time).


   Saturday 28th June 2022 10 am - 1pm (Sydney time),
   Friday 27th June 6 pm (Montreal, Ohio time).

   On-line, by Zoom: (TBA)

  Zero, Zilch - it's free!





Robert's presentation (a PDF document)

Next meeting:  TBA


This "summary" is a collection of notes derived from our discussion by a number of means.  It is by no means a scholarly dissertation on the subject as presented.  It does not purport to be the "policy of AGS".  Comment and criticism (constructive or otherwise) is welcome.  If anyone has been misquoted, copyrights infringed or confidences betrayed, please Contact us.

Updated by Robert James
11th June 2022