"The reality we manage to get into our heads is largely that reality which is abstracted through our symbol systems."
Time-binding: "The uniquely human ability to build on the accumulated knowledge of others, potentially to an exponential degree."
" ...teaches us how symbols are related to experience so as to make it less likely that we take too seriously the absurd or dangerous nonsense that within every culture passes for philosophy, wisdom, and political argument."
"Experience shows that when the methods of general semantics are applied, the results are usually beneficial, whether in law, medicine, business, etc., be they in family, national, or international fields. If they are not applied, but merely talked about, no results can be expected."
The Australian General Semantics Society (AGS)
is an incorporated association, first established in 1989 by Laurie Cox.
We are located in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, Australia. Our resources include:
* Seminars in-oerson and on-line, on the foundations and application of GS,
* Discussion groups: to participate in further study of General-Semantics,
* A library of hundreds of books, articles, and various media on GS,
* Affiliation and correspondence with the Institute for General Semantics,
* Friendly, energetic, active people leading focussed and engaged lives.
Due to changing circumstances, event schedules may change.
Email reminders are sent about 10 days before each event.
~ Recent Additions to the AGS Website ~
Our last seminar: David Hewson's November presentation:
Article by Milton Dawes: "Mathematics as Psychologics"
Our next Seminar ...
Saturday, early 2024 10am-1pm Sydney time (by Zoom)
... Watch this space ... !
When: Saturday 2024, 10am - 1pm Sydney time
Where: On-line, by Zoom (Covid and 'flu safe!):
Cost: Zero, Zilch - it's free!
Watch this website, or Contact AGS for details!
Last updated by Robert James 11:20 am 26th November 2023
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