Institute of General Semantics

The Institute of General Semantics is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1938 by Alfred Korzybski, to support research and publication on the topic of General Semantics. The Institute publishes Korzybski's writings, including the seminal text "Science & Sanity", and books by other authors who have studied or taught general semantics, such as Robert Pula, Irving J. Lee, Wendell Johnson, and Stuart Chase. Every year since 1952, it has sponsored the Alfred Korzybski Annual Lecture, with presenters from a broad range of disciplines, from science to medicine to entertainment, including names like actor Steve Allen, psychologist Albert Ellis, scientist and visionary R. Buckminster Fuller, linguist Allen Walker Read, and philosopher F. S. C. Northrop. The Institute offers periodic seminars, workshops and conferences on general semantics at its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Its membership rolls include members from 30 different countries. The Institute of General Semantics publishes:

* ETC: A Review of General Semantics, a quarterly journal printed since 1943, distributed to IGS members and subscribed to by over 350 libraries around the world.
* The General Semantics Bulletin, the yearbook of the Institute published since 1950.
* Over 30 books, CDs, DVDs, and tapes on general semantics.

ee also

* Alfred Korzybski
* General Semantics
* Marjorie Kendig
* Robert Pula
* Elwood Murray

External links

* [http://time-binding.org/ IGS Institute of General Semantics]
* [http://www.worldtrans.org/essay/scisanity.html Science & Sanity]


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