"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.
Our next on-line Seminar:
Saturday 30th October 2021 - 10am Sydney time
"Science, Religion and the 'F' Word -
a General Semantics Perspective"
We'll explore some extraordinary angles on these "barbeque-stopper" concepts ...
Facilitated by the extraordinary Mr Brett McDonald
My "My troubles are many, they're as deep as a well
I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell
Swear there ain't no heaven and pray there ain't no hell,
But I'll never know by living, only my dying will tell,
Only my dying will tell, yeah, only my dying will tell
And when I die and when I'm gone,
There'll be one child born and a world to carry on, to carry on
(Blood Sweat and Tears)
When: Saturday 30th October, 10am Sydney time.
Where: On-line, by Zoom: Click here to join the meeting.
Cost: Zero, Zilch - it's free!
Contact / Details: Australian General Semantics Society: email@example.com
And from 1-3 October 2021:
the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture
Accessible on-line, from New York!
Come along (by Zoom!) to the AKML 2021 and Symposium in New York 1-3 October 2021!
Watch this website, or Contact AGS for details!
Last updated by Robert James 18th September 2021
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