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Unformatted text preview: Communication 21/10/2007 23:06:00 General Semantics Alfred Korzybski Science and Sanity S.I. Hayukawa - Language in Thought and Action Wendal Johnson - People in Quadries Wendal Johnson - Your Most Enchanted Listener General Semantics Reaction to Aristotilean Logic Aristotle: 1. Law of Identity A is A 2. Law of the Excluded Middle Something is either A or non-A 3. Law of Non-contradiction Something cannot be both A and non-A General Semanticists there are more in-betweens than there are extremes 1. Polarization (two-valuedness) Solution: Instead of being two-valued, lets be multi-valued Solution: Infinite-valued In important areas Map Territory the only thing you can have in mapping your territory is your words, it cannot represent all of the territory Orientation...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course SPCM 15000 taught by Professor Sharpe during the Fall '08 term at Ithaca College.
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