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Seminar Program for 2021

*** Meetings are currently held on-line, due to Covid-19 "separation rules" ***
     For details 
Contact AGS

Note:    Due to other circumstances, this schedule may change.
            Email reminders will be sent about 10 days before each event. 


"The Brave New World of Aldus Huxley -
a Champion of General Semantics"

Saturday 14th August 2021
10am Sydney time


Facilitated by Robert James.
 

Aldus Huxley made many perceptive comments on language and its effects that mirror GS teachings. For example, in his novel "After Many a Summer", Huxley shows that we don't have enough kinds of words to describe nuances of experience by having one of the characters say: "We don't even make the simple Greek distinction between erao and philo, eros and agape. With us everything is just love, whether it's self-sacrificing or possessive, whether it's friendship or lust or homicidal lunacy."

Huxley understood that people often react more strongly to symbols than to actual physical dangers that threaten them; e.g. in his essay "Writers and Readers," he observes that: "The hatred we feel at the sight of our enemies is often less intense than the hatred we feel when we read a curse or an invective."

From a GS perspective, such an overreaction to words might be described as
confusing the map with the territory.

When: Saturday 14th August 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: agssoc@hotmai..com


Other seminars coming up

Timebinding

Timebinding, its formulation, implications and trends. 

"Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by other's experience." Bismarck.  An example of timebinding off others that have gone before.


Demalogics = Decision Making Logics

This is a relatively new part of GS formulated by Ed MacNeal.  What does it cover and what is it useful for?

We will use the information to gain new insights into life.


RJ's un-Pula GS Glossary (under construction):

      A collaborative project, incorporating 20 years of AGS
     studies and discussions.


Baby Boomers in Popular Culture 

      How can we keep up with technology
      and dynamic culture,

      and engage with our children and their children?
      Are Korzybski’s extensional devices sufficient,
      or do we need some new ones?


Science without Soul

      On 13th November 2020,
      IGS Secretary Vanessa Biard-Schaeffer
      addressed the Italian Senate
      for the celebration of the UN 2020 Philosophy Day,
      on the theme “Science Without Soul.”


 More of Marty Levinson's 'Modern Fairy Tales

      What significance can we draw from these?
      Why are the 'traditional' fairy tales so durable? 
      Is there a possible role for new fictional creations in GS?


  * and this one,
    which was to be presented by Dion on 21 May 1999:

    "Examples of GS Formulations in the Media":
    Clips from movies/cartoons/comedy shows, etc,
    that extensionally show up some problems
    like fact-inference confusion (jumping to conclusions) ... 


Watch this website, or Contact AGS for details!

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